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With MotoGP about to get back on track after the short summer break, bike fans will start to gather at Indianapolis. Although the action revolves around the three Grand Prix classes on track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there is plenty more to be doing in and around the track and downtown Indianapolis.

The highlights on Friday are the Riders for Health auction, where memorabilia and work by some of the top MotoGP photographers go on sale, to support MotoGP’s adopted charity, and the Indy Mile, at the State Fairground.

Saturday’s highlights include the Cycle World Q&A session, where you get to put your questions to the US magazine’s staff writers, including motorcycle genius Kevin Cameron, and a farewell Q&A session with Colin Edwards at his final home Grand Prix. The weekend naturally culminates with the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on Sunday.

Friday, Aug. 8th – Gates Open: 8am – 7pm

On-Track Schedule
9:00 – 9:40am Moto3 Practice
9:55 – 10:40am MotoGP Practice
10:55 – 11:40am Moto2 Practice
11:55am – 12:20pm AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Practice
1:10am – 1:50pm Moto3 Practice
2:05 – 2:50pm MotoGP Practice
3:05 – 3:50pm Moto2 Practice
4:05 – 4:50pm AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Qualifying
Off-Track Activities
8:00am Public Gates Open
10:00am Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway, & IMS Kids Zone Open
10:40am Motorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
12:40pm Motorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
3:50pm Motorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
4:55 – 6:30pm Riders for Health Charity Auction – Moto Midway Stage
6:00pm Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway & IMS Kids Zone close
6:30am – 7:45pm Motorcycle Track Laps – Gate 10 *must have a track lap voucher
7:00pm Public Gates close
7:00pm – 12:00am Motorcycles on Meridian – Downtown Indianapolis
7:00pm Indy Mile AMA Pro Flat Track Racing: Indiana State Fairgrounds

Tickets:

  • General admission: $20. Children 12 and under admitted free with adult general admission ticket-holder.
  • Three-day general admission: $75. Children 12 and under admitted free all three days with adult general admission ticket-holder.
  • Buy: www.ims.com/tickets

Saturday, Aug. 9th – Gates Open: 7am – 6pm

On-Track Schedule
8:00am – 8:15am AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Warm-up
9:00am – 9:40am Moto3 Practice
9:55am – 10:40am MotoGP Practice
10:55am – 11:40am Moto2 Practice
12:35pm – 1:15pm Moto3 Qualifying
1:30pm – 2:00pm MotoGP Practice
2:10pm – 2:25pm MotoGP Qualifying Session 1
2:35pm – 2:50pm MotoGP Qualifying Session 2
3:05pm – 3:50pm Moto2 Qualifying
4:20pm AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Race #1 (10 laps)
Off-Track Activities
9:40am Motorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
10:00am Red Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
10:00am Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway & IMS Kids Zone Open
10:45 – 11:55am Picture Yes Concert – Moto Midway Stage
11:50am – 12:25pm MotoGP VIP Village Pit Lane Walk
12:00pm Motorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
12:00pm – 1:00pm Cycle World Q&A – Moto Midway Stage
12:30pm Red Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
1:00pm – 1:20pm Yamaha Champions Riding School Q&A – Moto Midway Stage
2:50pm – 4:20pm Brent James and the Vintage Youth Concert – Moto Midway Stage
3:00pm Red Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
3:50pm Motorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
4:00pm – 12:00am Motorcycles on Meridian – Downtown Indianapolis
5:00pm Pit Lane Walk for Voucher Holders Enter at South Pit Gate
5:15pm Public Pit Lane Walk – Enter at South Pit Gate
5:15 – 5:45pm Colin Edwards Farewell Celebration & Yamaha Riders Q&A – Moto Midway Stage
6:00pm Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway & IMS Kids Zone close

Tickets:

  • General admission: $20. Children 12 and under admitted free with adult general admission ticket-holder.
  • Buy: www.ims.com/tickets

Sunday, Aug. 10th – Gates Open: 7am – 6pm

On-Track Schedule
8:40am – 9am Moto3 Warm-up
9:10am – 9:30am Moto2 Warm-up
9:40am – 10am MotoGP Warm-up
11:00am Moto3 Race (23 laps)
12:20pm Moto2 Race (25 laps)
2:00pm MotoGP Race (27 laps)
3:30pm AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson Series Race #2 (10 laps)
Off-Track Activities
7:00am Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway & Kids Zone Open
8:30am Red Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
10:00am Motorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
10:00am – 10:20am Yamaha Champions Riding School Q&A – Moto Midway Stage
10:05am Track Stunt – Red Bull Athlete Aaron Colton
10:05 – 10:35am MotoGP VIP Village Pit Lane Walk
10:30am – 12:00pm Hero Jr. Concert – Moto Midway Stage
11:00am Red Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
12:00pm Motorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
12:00pm – 1:30pm School of Rock Concert – Moto Midway Stage
12:30pm Red Bull Trials Performance by Geoff Aaron – Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports
1:30pm Red Bull Air Force Sky Diving Team Lands MotoGP Pre-Race Ceremonies
1:45pm Motorcycle Stunting featuring XDL Street Jam – Moto Midway
2:00pm Vendor Marketplace Presented by Westfield Powersports, Moto Midway & Kids Zone close

Tickets:

  • Reserved seats: Range from $75-134.
  • General admission: $50. Children 12 and under admitted free with adult general admission ticket-holder.
  • Buy: www.ims.com/tickets

Source: IMS; Photo: © 2014 Scott Jones / Photo.GP – All Rights Reserved

This article was originally published on MotoMatters, and is republished here on Asphalt & Rubber with permission by the author.

  • Dave

    Friday night 4:30, Main Street in Speedway will be the site for Sprockets on Speedway. Hosted by the local Ducati Owners Group, iDESMO and sponsored by Ducati. The Ducati truck will be there along with a bike show and many other activities.

  • Please add for off track activities!

    Friday August 8th
    3rd Annual Sprockets On Speedway – An iDesmo.org Production
    http://www.sprocketsonspeedway.com
    Sponsored by: Ducati North America

  • L2C

    Just officially announced: Stefan Bradl to Forward Yamaha. :-(