Team San Manuel Yamaha’s Josh Hill finished a well earned second at this weekend’s 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, posting the fifth consecutive podium finish for Team San Manuel Yamaha since the beginning of the 2010 season. Hill is currently ranked second in the overall Supercross Championship points race, just 4 points behind the current race leader, Ryan Dungey.
Teammate and current Supercross Champ, James Stewart did not make the trip to San Diego as he continues to recover from surgery on his right wrist.
In support of motorcycling’s history and racing’s future, FOX Racing Shox is sponsoring both the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony — as presenting sponsor of the 2009 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance — and the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by KTM North America. The events take place on consecutive evenings, Dec. 4-5, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
The sponsorship will include a special display at both events showcasing the history of FOX Racing Shox.
Repsol Honda Team rider Dani Pedrosa won the pole Aug. 29 for the 2009 Red Bull Indianapolis GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a MotoGP track-record lap of 1 minute, 39.730 seconds.
Pedrosa, a 23-year-old native of Barcelona, Spain, maintained a narrow lead over second-place qualifier Jorge Lorenzo until he pulled off his record lap on his 28th of 30 total laps in the qualifying session.
Racing starts at noon (ET) Sunday at IMS, with the MotoGP race at 3 p.m. Morning warm-ups in all three classes – MotoGP, 250cc and 125cc – start at 9:40 a.m.
The second ever staging of the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix takes place this weekend and with the famous U.S. venue celebrating its 100th anniversary this year MotoGP fans are in for some great entertainment at round twelve of the FIM World Championship.
As the riders arrived at ‘The Brickyard’ on Thursday, Italian star Valentino Rossi, Americans Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards and Spaniards Dani Pedrosa and Toni Elías all appeared in the traditional pre-GP press conference, in a packed out Indianapolis media centre.