Indy Grand Prix
The Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, the second and final United States stop of the 2010 MotoGP series, saw more than 63,000 fans witness Parts Europe-backed riders, Dani Pedrosa, of Spain, and Ben Spies, of Longview, Texas, finish first and second, respectively, in premier class racing.
The weekend got off to a great start as rookie Spies nabbed the first pole position of his young career.
Ben Spies says; “After the pole position I got a great start and it felt good to be out front for the first time in MotoGP. I’m really happy to (get) my best result in MotoGP in front of the American crowd and at a track as famous as Indianapolis. I always said I wanted my best result (at) my home race, so it’s mission accomplished.”
Spies rode well at the front of the field for the first seven laps of the race before Pedrosa made his move.
Dani Pedrosa says: “My rhythm was good today and even though Spies was strong in front I was able to close him down and make the pass. I’m really happy with this win and it was an especially tough one because of the heat today.”
The win was Pedrosa’s third on the season and brought him to within 68 points of the lead in the overall championship standings with seven rounds remaining.
Parts Unlimited and Parts Europe are proud to be affiliated with both of these world-class racers and wish them the best of luck in their championship pursuits.
Round 12 of the MotoGP series will take place Sept. 5, 2010 in Misano, Italy.