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Yamaha Events at Indy MotoGP

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Yamaha is bringing three exciting, fan-focused events to Indianapolis during Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend, Round 11 of the MotoGP Championship.

The events include a rider chat with Yamaha MotoGP superstars, and two concerts featuring Yamaha WSBK star and classically trained pianist James Toseland, accompanied by his pop-rock band Crash.

Red Bull Indianapolis GP winners Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, and American stars Ben Spies and Colin Edwards will participate in a special rider chat from 5:45-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28 on the SPEED Stage in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield.

The event will be emceed by renowned MotoGP commentators Nick Harris and Gavin Emmett. It should be quite a treat for the fans as all four riders answer questions and provide sure-to-be-memorable quotes.

Seven-time MotoGP World Champion Rossi and current MotoGP points leader Lorenzo are teammates on the Fiat Yamaha Team. Texans Spies and Edwards are teammates on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team.

The chat is free to all Red Bull Indianapolis GP Saturday ticket holders.

Crash, the band led by former MotoGP and current Yamaha World Superbike rider James Toseland, will play two shows in Indianapolis, including one at IMS.

Toseland and his band will play will play at 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27 at Jackson and Meridian streets in downtown Indianapolis during Motorcycles on Meridian. Then, as a warm-up to the rider chat, Toseland and Crash will also play from 4:50-5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28 on the SPEED Stage at IMS.

The downtown Meridian street show is free to the public, and the IMS show is free to all Red Bull Indianapolis GP Saturday ticket holders.

It’s the third consecutive year that Toseland will perform at IMS during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. He played with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 2008 and was joined on-stage by Crash last year.

Fans won’t want to miss this rare combination of motorcycles and music, two subjects that are near and dear to the hearts of Yamaha and its worldwide, faithful followers.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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