Memory Lane, Part 5: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The Early Sessions

As the New Year begins, we approach the final instalments of our trip down memory lane, and what a memory it was! The first lot of photos from Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a truly remarkable facility, steeped in history unlike almost any other racetrack I have visited. Only Monza comes close, both places being haunted by racing's rich past. More to come tomorrow.


Maybe not the quickest bike, but still the best looking


One fast Texan will be joined by another next year


The rule is to look through the corner. Here is the exception to the rule


Dani Pedrosa, about to turn onto Indy's front straight


The eyes have it


Nicky Hayden Made-A-Wish. It came true


James Toseland braves the Indianapolis damp


Hector Barbera


Too big for a 250, but still blisteringly fast: Super Sic


Energy drinks are paying for motorsports now that the tobacco companies are gone


Simone Corsi got one of his two podiums for the year at Indy


Gabor Talmacsi never got his head round the RC212V


Hallowed ground


There was no denying Dani Pedrosa's speed at Indy


Aleix Espargaro's replacement rides were good enough to secure a permanent seat in 2010

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Is it me, or is the the Hair Bears helmet the most distinctive? All the others seem to have overly ornate helmets, yet Simoncelli has a refreshingly simple, bold design.

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love the first melandri one

my new desktop wallpaper

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