2011 Indianapolis MotoGP FP1 Result: Spies Leads From Stoner And Edwards

Ben Spies was the fastest man out of the box during the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The factory Yamaha rider went to the top of the timesheets shortly after the halfway mark, holding off challenges from Marco Simoncelli, and then later Colin Edwards and Casey Stoner to end the session on top. Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner ended the session in 2nd, while Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Colin Edwards got his weekend off to a flying start by setting the 3rd fastest time of the first session, and featuring near the front throughout.

MotoGP Riders Still Worried About Racing At Motegi: Hayden, Lorenzo, Rossi And Spies Speak Out

With the Japanese round of MotoGP at Motegi now just five weeks away, it is getting close to crunch time for the riders to decide whether they are going to race at the circuit or not. The report on the radiation situation at Motegi commissioned by Dorna has been presented to the riders and the teams, and everyone has had some time to digest the report.

2011 Indianapolis MotoGP Pre-Event Press Conference Transcript - Stoner, Hayden, Spies, Pedrosa And Simoncelli Speak

The incredibly industrious and efficient press office at Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided the following transcript of the pre-event press conference held on Thursday afternoon, featuring Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies, Dani Pedrosa and Marco Simoncelli:

Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies, Dani Pedrosa, Marco Simoncelli
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011

More Stuff To Do At Indy: Motorcycles On The Meridian And Coping With Race-Day Traffic

Another press release from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with things to do in Indy on the GP weekend. Hang out downtown with other bikers on the Meridian, and plan your way to the track on Sunday, making sure you get in and out in one piece:


INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are encouraging fans to plan ahead for their trip to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Sunday, Aug. 28.

2011 Indianapolis Moto2 And 125cc Press Release Previews

Press release previews from the 125cc and Moto2 teams ahead of the Indianapolis Grand Prix:


FTR MOTO goes in search of further podium finishes in the Moto2 World Championship in Sunday's 11th round of the series at the Indianapolis circuit in America.

2011 Indianapolis MotoGP Press Release Previews Part 2 - Pramac And Cardion AB

The last of the previews from the MotoGP teams: from Pramac Ducati for Loris Capirossi and Randy de Puniet, and Cardion AB for Karel Abraham:


MotoGP Engine Usage Analysis Prior To Indianapolis: Honda, Yamaha And Suzuki Comfortable, Ducati Faces A Dilemma

As MotoGP heads into the final stretch of the season, with just over a third of the races left to go, it's time to have another look at the engine situation in MotoGP. With each rider now well into their allocation of 6 engines to last the season, the trends are becoming clear. So who is in trouble, who has engines to spare and which manufacturer has done the best job of producing an engine that works. Below is a run down of each factory, subdivided by team and rider.


Indianapolis Motor Speedway Teleconference: Nicky Hayden Talks Ducati, Colin Edwards Talks Guns

On Monday, the industrious press office at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway held another one of their telephone conference calls interviewing top American riders, ahead of this weekend's Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. This time, it was the turn of Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards to face a string of questions from the press. Hayden, naturally, was asked about the difference between the Ducati and Japanese bikes, his upcoming switch to the Ducati GP11.1, and about racing at his home MotoGP round.

2011 Indianapolis MotoGP Press Release Previews - From Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda And Ducati

Press release previews of the upcoming Red Bull Indianapolis GP from the MotoGP teams:

Bautista ready to take on the ‘Brickyard'

Publish Date: Monday, August 22, 2011

Rizla Suzuki is on its way Stateside for the 12th round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship which will be held at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in America.

Repsol Press Release: HRC Boss Nakamoto Talks About Fuel

With the fuel restriction of just 21 liters for a 110 kilometer race in place, the importance of fuel in MotoGP cannot be overstated, as HRC Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto explained last week at the Brno test. Yesterday, the Repsol Media service issued a press release containing an interview with Nakamoto-san, in which the HRC boss discussed the subject further. The press release containing his insights into the role that fuel plays in MotoGP is below:

The challenge for HRC and Repsol: more power, less consumption

Bridgepoint Close To Sealing Deal For Infront, But MotoGP And WSBK Likely To Remain Separate

The deal which will see Bridgepoint Capital, the parent company of MotoGP series owner Dorna, take over Infront Sports and Media, the owners of the World Superbike series, is nearing completion. It is widely expected that Bridgepoint will finalize the purchase of Infront by the end of this month, though the contracts have yet to be signed.


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