Peter Lenz, a nine-time national motorcycle racing champion, passed away at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a tragic motorcycle road racing crash on Aug. 29, 2010, just one day before he was to begin eighth grade year at St. Joseph Catholic School.
With just three days until Christmas, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveiled Dec. 22 a personalized, commemorative brick program that will allow race fans (MotoGP) to inscribe their names and favorite memories from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on commemorative bricks that will be placed inside the grounds of the famous Brickyard.
Four American riders will compete at the elite level of worldwide motorcycle racing in 2010, including the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 27-29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden, veteran Colin Edwards and rookie Ben Spies will represent the U.S. at the pinnacle of the sport, the MotoGP class. Rookie Kenny Noyes will race in the newest class in the World Championship, Moto2.
Motorcycle Riding School
Think of the Kevin Schwantz Motorcycle Riding School as the perfect gift to yourself. The motorcycle equivalent of a luxury health spa, you will find yourself being pampered by top name instructors, brand new Suzuki motorcycles and one of the most fun, if not the most exciting, racetracks in America: Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. As well for 2010, Kevin will be holding additional schools at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the week prior to the MotoGP race.
Rhonda Winter was named as chief information officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a new position that will guide the direction of all information technology and related business units of the company.
Experienced information technology executive Winter will oversee the existing Information Technology department and the newly created New Media & Consumer Strategies department.
Indy MotoGP Tickets
Tickets for the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis GP go on sale Monday, Nov. 16, with a new structure that offers additional value and flexibility to fans attending the annual MotoGP event Aug. 27-29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Kevin Schwantz Talks MotoGP
Kevin was born in Houston, won the 1993 500cc World Championship, at the time the premier class of worldwide motorcycle racing just like MotoGP is now. Kevin used an aggressive, all-out style to earn 25 victories during his Grand Prix career, second on the all-time list among American riders.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway welcomed the Schwantz School on August 21-22 for its inaugural event at the "Racing Capital of the World." Twenty-three students spent two days lapping IMS’s 16-turn, 2.621-mile road course, the same track that Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and the rest of the world’s best roadracers will tackle August 28-30 during the second running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
"Driving into the Speedway for our first school was a great moment for me," said Schwantz, the 1993 500cc world champion.
Spaniard Dani Pedrosa led the first day of MotoGP practice at the 2009 Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Friday, Aug. 28 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, turning a top lap of 1 minute, 51.507 seconds in wet conditions on the No. 3 Repsol Honda Team entry.
Nicky Hayden, of nearby Owensboro, Ky., was second-quickest at 1:51.662 on the No. 69 Ducati Team bike, and defending Red Bull Indianapolis GP winner Valentino Rossi was third at 1:51.814 on the No. 46 Fiat Yamaha Team MotoGP entry on the Speedway’s 16-turn, 2.621-mile road course.
Legendary Italian brands, AGV helmets and Dainese apparel are pleased to announce their return to the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, with a stronger presence than ever. In partnership with Michigan-based Performance Motorsports, AGV Dainese will be present at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with 3 Garages in the Vendors Marketplace Gasoline Alley Garages, open throughout the weekend. Along with a wide range of current products from the AGV and Dainese 2009 collections, close-outs and sales on certain items will be available along with some Valentino Rossi replica helmets and accessories.