motorcycle racing returns to indy

March 22, 2008

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motorcycle racing will at long last return to the hollowed grounds of the indianapolis speedway this sept. it will mark the first two-wheeled event at the facility since its first month of operation in august 1909.

the 2008 motogp season is shaping up to be a historic year. first, under the lights in qatar and later on in the year running at the “brickyard.”

american nicky hayden (repsol honda) will christen the event by riding a restored indian motorcycle, which competed in the first motorized race at ims on aug 14, 1909. afterwards, he’ll be hopping on a slightly more modern cbr1000rr to do some serious laps and check out the new 16-turn layout.

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i’ll be attending this event riding the 675 down this sept. let me know if u’re going!

it should be an exciting event rivaling the f1 races held over the last couple years. too bad we won’t see the bikes charging the banking as turns 1 and 5 bypass these parts of the famed oval :(

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