Video: Take A Lap Around Indianapolis Motor Speedway

08/16/2013 @ 6:24 am, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS

Video: Take A Lap Around Indianapolis Motor Speedway james rispoli gp tech moto2 indianapolis

MotoGP is back in the United States this race weekend, giving American GP fans their third installment of two-wheeled prototype racing this year. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is playing host to the MotoGP traveling circus, with Asphalt & Rubber included in that statement.

It’s not clear at the time of this writing if The Brickyard will be on the 2014 MotoGP Championship calendar, as the iconic racetrack is rumored to be contemplating the use of its exit option in its contract with Dorna.

Probably one of the least favorite courses with the riders, IMS plays host to a fantastic facility, and is staffed with a great crew of workers. Downtown Indianapolis is also a draw during the weekend, but the fact remains that the infield course, with its mercurial low-grip asphalt and unnatural corner flow is a sore spot for the racers.

Always taking the full-length of the race weekend to come into form, Indy often catches out unsuspecting riders, who have ventured too far off the racing line. We’re not sure if this weekend is Indy’s swan song, but here is one more glimpse of MotoGP course, courtesy of James Rispoli on the GP Tech Moto2 wild card entry. Enjoy.

Source: IMS

Comment:

  1. smiler says:

    Looks like an okay track but that asphalt looks pretty bad. Pitting on the corners, lateral and medial cracks in the asphalt and worn paint on the track edges. Should be a challenge.

  2. Norm G. says:

    wow, the winter’s have not been kind since the paving.

  3. JoeD says:

    No offence intended but it reminds me of Estonia after the Soviet collapse.

  4. LanceBoyles says:

    Wow, I never realized it was that bad. No wonder the riders don’t like it. I wouldn’t either. Maybe it’s better that it drops off the calendar, at least until they decide to repave it.

  5. Sloan says:

    That track surface is just horrid for such a major racing facility. I’ve see better at my local tracks.

  6. Paul McM says:

    Track surface is a disgrace. Reminds me of the road surfaces here is California that we get because of incompetent paving, “quick and dirty” applications, and low-bid contractors. That track looks worse than some abandoned airstrips we have around here.

  7. irksome says:

    Wow; flat, backwards and too much chatter… hey, IMS is my sister-in-law!

  8. jet says:

    This is as plain as i can say,watching only 1 minute and 26 seconds of this the track is shit and they should be “ashamed” to have this race happen there,un called for…

  9. JD says:

    I agree with…shit all you guys
    I watched up to turn four and not to mention its the dirtiest track as far as those rubber race debris