Shortly after the announcement that the track currently being built in Austin, Texas is to host the MotoGP series from 2013 onwards, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway press office issued a press release. It makes fascinating reading, more for what they don't say that what they do. The tone, however, is encouraging. Here's the official press release:
JEFF BELSKUS STATEMENT ABOUT AUSTIN MotoGP ANNOUNCEMENT
INDIANAPOLIS, Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - A statement from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Belskus about the announcement April 12 by Dorna Sports that a MotoGP World Championship event will take place at the circuit under construction in Austin, Texas, starting in 2013:
"We're pleased to learn of the addition of another MotoGP event to the United States. This can only help elevate the profile in America of this thrilling form of motorsport, which will benefit all existing MotoGP races in this country and enhance the global prestige of the World Championship. We're committed to the growth of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP and motorcycle road racing in the United States."
2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP tickets: 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP tickets are on sale now.
To buy tickets, visit www.imstix.com, call the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700 or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or visit the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street. Ticket office and phone hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.
The 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis GP is scheduled for Aug. 26-28 at IMS.
Race Day general admission tickets cost $40, with Friday general admission $10 and Saturday general admission $20. A three-day general admission ticket is $60. A Friday-Saturday general admission ticket is $25.
Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free any of the three days of the event when accompanied by an adult with a general admission ticket.
Race Day reserved seat prices will start at $70.