Motorcycle Racing News 2012 Red Bull Indy MotoGP | Schedule

2012 Red Bull Indy MotoGP | Schedule

2012 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix

When MotoGP arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2008, it was the first time the Indiana circuit hosted any motorcycle racing since opening in 1909.

The event became the second MotoGP event to occur on US soil, the Indy Grand Prix joining Laguna Seca. But one thing that’s different about Indy is the inclusion of the support classes, which this year are Moto2 and Moto3. Also joining the action will be the AMA XR1200 series.

And besides the on-track action by MotoGP stars such as Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and the Americans Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies and Colin Edwards, many off-track events will occur. A few of these are live music, a vendor marketplace and the famed Riders for Health Auction.

The action begins Friday, Aug. 17, and wraps up Sunday, Aug. 19. Following is the offical schedule from Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

2012 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix Schedule (Provisional, all times local):

Friday, Aug. 17

  • 8 a.m. Public Gates Open
  • 9:15-9:55 a.m. Moto3 Free Practice #1
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Vendor Marketplace, Interactive Display Area Open
  • 10:10-10:55 a.m. MotoGP Free Practice #1
  • 11:10-11:55 a.m. Moto2 Free Practice #1
  • 12:10-12:35 p.m. AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Free Practice
  • 1-2:30 p.m. Live Music, Jasmine Cain, Main Stage, 6th Street
  • 1:15-1:55 p.m. Moto3 Free Practice #2
  • 2:10-2:55 p.m. MotoGP Free Practice #2
  • 3:10-3:55 p.m. Moto2 Free Practice #2
  • 3:15-4:45 p.m. Live Music, Lynda Sayyah, Main Stage, 6th Street
  • 4:10-4:55 p.m. AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Qualifying Practice
  • 5-6:40 p.m. Riders For Health Auction, Chats, Plaza Stage
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Motorcycle Track Laps

Saturday, Aug. 18

  • 7 a.m. Public Gates Open
  • 8:15-8:30 a.m. AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Warm-up
  • 9:15-9:55 a.m. Moto3 Free Practice #3
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Vendor Marketplace, Interactive Display Area Open
  • 10:10-10:55 a.m. MotoGP Free Practice #3
  • 10:30 a.m.-noon Live Music, Jasmine Cain, Main Stage, 6th Street
  • 11:10-11:55 a.m. Moto2 Free Practice #3
  • Noon-1 p.m. Cycle World Industry Panel, Main Stage, 6th Street
  • 1-1:40 p.m. Moto3 Qualifying Practice
  • 1-3 p.m. IMS Kids Club Event, North Chalet 6B
  • 1:55-2:55 p.m. MotoGP Qualifying Practice
  • 3:10-3:55 p.m. Moto2 Qualifying Practice
  • 4-5:30 p.m. Live Music, Brent James & The Contraband, Main Stage, 6th Street
  • 4:20 p.m. AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Race #1 (10 laps)
  • 5:15-6:45 p.m. Pit Walkabout
  • 6-6:30 p.m. Yamaha Rider Chats (Lorenzo, Spies, Dovizioso, Crutchlow), Main Stage, 6th Street

Sunday, Aug. 19

  • 7 a.m. Public Gates Open
  • 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Vendor Marketplace Open
  • 8:40-9 a.m. Moto3 Warm-up
  • 9:10-9:30 a.m. Moto2 Warm-up
  • 9:40-10 a.m. MotoGP Warm-up
  • 11 a.m. Moto3 Race (23 laps)
  • 12:20 p.m. Moto2 Race (26 laps)
  • 2 p.m. MotoGP Race (28 laps)
  • 3:30 p.m. AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Race #2 (10 laps)

Pics from 2011 Indy MotoGP, courtesy of Ara Ashjian

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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