Harley-Davidson Returns to Indy (Video)

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Harley XR1200 at Brickyard Video

With the Red Bull Indy MotoGP set for this weekend, one American manufacturer will be making history at the Brickyard – Harley-Davidson.

The AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 class will be the only AMA Pro Road Racing class at the Indy GP. This will be the first time Harley-Davidson has competed at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 1909.

As some preparation to Indy, the XR1200-class riders underwent two days of testing at Indy last Thursday and Friday. Attached above is some footage of the AMA XR1200 riders at IMS.

AMA Racing reports that Daytona SportBike rider Jason DiSalvo, who made his XR1200 debut today with Team Latus Motors Harley-Davidson, declared himself one serious class rookie by notching the quickest time ahead of series regular and championship contender Steve Rapp (Parts Unlimited). DiSalvo ran a 1:58.342 to Rapp’s 1:58.597, the duo comprising the only two riders able to crack the 58-second range today. Tyler O’Hara, running under his own banner, was third quickest.