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August 18, 2013

Youth reigns supreme at Red Bull Indianapolis GP

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SPEEDWAY —

FIM eROAD RACING

Electric bikes finished up the day at IMS with their inaugural 8-lap race at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. These bikes reached speeds close to 180 mph and is a series raced on three continents.

The Icon Brammo team took the top two spots as Shane Turpin led all eight laps from the pole position. Eric Bostrom finished second and Kenyon Kluge placed third.

Turpin set a new track record in the electric bike division in his second lap (1:53.412).

RETURN OF MOTOGP

Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Saturday the Red Bull Indianapolis GP would return to IMS in 2014.

“We are very pleased that we can bring our fans another thrilling MotoGP World Championship race in 2014 at IMS,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles said. “The last six years have established a solid foundation for the Rd Bull Indianapolis GP, and we are optimistic about the growth of the event in Indianapolis. We are also eager to continue working with our friends at Dorna to ensure an exciting, long-term future for MotoGP at The Racing Capital of the World.”

The MotoGP began at IMS in 2008 and IMS and Dorna have entered into discussions with regards to extending their relationship beyond the current contract. Next year is the final year of the agreement between Dorna and IMS.

 

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