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Old 10-02-2013, 08:54 AM   #4696
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Indy (and the State of Indiana) stepped up to the plate and is throwing money at the problems with the track (Track is currently being restructured/surfaced).



Officials of the IndyCar Series and of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have unveiled details of the new Grand Prix of Indianapolis road course event that will take place on May 10, 2014. .

The press event also gave more details of the $5-million reconfiguration project already underway on the existing IMS road course intended to transform the current layout into one with even more speed and hard braking zones designed to promote more passing and competitive racing.

Among the highlights of the new road course are a hard braking area and 90-degree right into turn 1 exiting the historic front straightaway of the oval, and a fast, new infield chicane that will comprise turns 5 and 6 and lead to the back straightaway.

A change to the turn 7-8-9 complex should provide more overtaking opportunities, as should a new hard-braking area into the new 90-degree right turn 12, which enters the infield adjacent to turn 1 of the oval and rejoins the main straightaway at turn 14. New spectator mounds are also being added at turn 1 and new grandstands adjacent to turns 5 and 6, with an expansion to the turn 7 grandstand at the end of the back straightaway on the road course.





The GP of Indy is the new Indy car race to be run on the road course. Looks like they'll be running it Clockwise, instaed of counter, like the current MotoGP config. Wonder if they'll do the MotoGP race in the same direction
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:03 AM   #4697
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The bikes would have to run counterclockwise, the walls are too close the other way.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:20 AM   #4698
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So they are running an Indy car road course race at IMS and then the next weekend starting qualifying for the 500?

Well, a change in the road course design is certainly welcome.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:25 AM   #4699
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I've been staying out of the thread because I wasn't able to watch the race until last night and the whole MotoGP world blows up! Dropping Laguna and improving Indy were as likely as the Chiefs having a winning season and now here it is.

I like Indy. It's close. It's fun to watch the riders struggle with it too.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:07 AM   #4700
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Some trash for the peanut gallery to masticate on.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #4701
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Some trash for the peanut gallery to masticate on.
A fair, balanced, and understated account.










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Old 10-02-2013, 10:24 AM   #4702
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Some trash for the peanut gallery to masticate on.


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Old 10-02-2013, 10:27 AM   #4703
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It's obvious he was jerkin' to a photo of Stoner while writing it.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:31 AM   #4704
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Some trash for the peanut gallery to masticate on.

".....never been a serious championship contender".

Uh, yea sure whatever.

Guess the author forgot about just last year when Dani was beating Stoner regularly.

In summary, because Dani doesn't create enough drama for this guy to write about, bloggers like himself find him a pain.
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:01 AM   #4705
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This is for Swimmer. It is the back story of a remarkable photograph named; Marq Marquez: First in Flight.

Of course the image was captured on the inside of turn 1 at that crappy county park known around the globe as Laguna Seca...

http://www.motomatters.com/blog/2013...n_flight_.html

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Old 10-02-2013, 11:08 AM   #4706
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This is for Swimmer. It is the back story of a remarkable photograph named; Marq Marquez: First in Flight.

Of course the image was captured on the inside of turn 1 at that crappy county park known around the globe as Laguna Seca...

http://www.motomatters.com/blog/2013...n_flight_.html

Thank you Scott Jones!
As I said before, Laguna Seca was not the subject of my post. The fact that your thought Rossi's pass on Stoner and MM pass on Rossi at Laguna Seca are two of most significant moments in motorcycle racing history and how I think that is laughable was the subject.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #4707
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At the end of the day , I guess Laguna Seca will be missed by many of us old guys who saw real champions on real race bikes do battle there. Yep it's in the middle of no where, yep the money changers do not put much stock in the place so they do little to make it a better place for racers, or the public.

I know people who have been to the Indy Moto GP several times and are over the moon about it. The folks that own/run the place are not shy about spending money to keep the place up with the times . Albeit after a lot of pressure from a bunch of folks in the racing community.

When older natural terrain facilities are competing against newer tracks like COTA they look like what they are , older tracks trying to draw crowds , against sanctioning bodies that want more than they can/could ever provide.

We the public speak with the only voice we have in this type of a situation, our wallets .
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:20 PM   #4708
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As I said before, Laguna Seca was not the subject of my post. The fact that your thought Rossi's pass on Stoner and MM pass on Rossi at Laguna Seca are two of most significant moments in motorcycle racing history and how I think that is laughable was the subject.
Well, it wasn't so laughable that you remembered Alex Zenardi! Why be such a critic around here? We are each entitled to our own opinions. Besides, I said the two passes were the best in motorcycle road racing, not motorcycle racing. I have a few more faves when it come to that. Magoo Chandler and Doug Henry own those. A couple by KR too. His last not too long ago.

Nevertheless, I still think the Rossi/Stoner corkscrew is the most iconic event that I know of in road racing. I was at Loudon in the paddock. We were sitting in a motorhome watching the race. My son had just finished a perfect day aboard his CBR600RR.

At the moment of that pass, the whole paddock erupted in cheers and shrieks. They it did again after Rossi's T11 brake check. That was a big moment in anybodies book.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #4710
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WOO HOO Austin is before my wedding. Bachelor party!!!!!


Can't believe you pulled that off.
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