MotoAmerica Will Be Part Of Red Bull Indianapolis GP Weekend

Roger Hayden action Laguna

No planes, no trains: The “Racing Capital of the World” is a short drive for Yoshimura Suzuki rider Roger Hayden from his hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky.

MotoAmerica is headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend, August 7-9. IMS will be the eighth stop on the series’ nine-round 2015 schedule.

“We’re really pleased to be bringing our MotoAmerica series to Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey said. “There is so much history at the Speedway, and it’s an honor we get to be a part of that going forward. It’s also great to be sharing the weekend with MotoGP. We have a great relationship with [MotoGP rights holder] Dorna, and it gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase our series to an international audience.”

Superbike is the premier class for the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, and the current rules package is a combination of AMA Pro Superbike chassis and FIM Superbike World Championship engine specifications. Superstock 1000 races alongside Superbike (but is scored separately) and is closely aligned to FIM Superstock 1000 rules. Both Superbike and Superstock 1000 race on Dunlop slick tires.

Supersport, formerly known as AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, will also be racing at IMS.


Three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:

  • Online: Visit www.ims.com/tickets
  • Phone: Call 800/822-INDY or 317/492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday
  • In person: Visit the IMS ticket office in the IMS Administration Building located at 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday

“The racing at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is terrific every year, and MotoAmerica will add even more great competition,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles said. “MotoAmerica riders hail from all across the country, and our fans might discover a new favorite rider over the weekend.”

Top manufacturers, including BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, Suzuki, and Yamaha, are represented on the MotoAmerica grid, and a mix of young, up-and-coming riders will battle veterans on the 16-turn, 2.591-mile IMS road course.

Roger Hayden, younger brother of 2006 MotoGP World Champion and current MotoGP competitor Nicky Hayden, will come up from nearby Owensboro, Kentucky, to battle in Superbike.

“I’m excited for Indy,” said Hayden, who rides for the factory Yoshimura Suzuki team. “And not just because of the history the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has, but to be racing the same weekend as my brother, Nicky. We will be racing close to home so there will be tons of family and friends there who have never seen me race before. I’m looking forward to racing in front of them. To get the chance to kiss the bricks, which is something I’ve always seen on TV, would be awesome. I hope to get to do that.”

Roger Hayden action Laguna

No planes, no trains: The “Racing Capital of the World” is a short drive for Yoshimura Suzuki rider Roger Hayden from his hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky.

MotoAmerica is headed to Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend, August 7-9. IMS will be the eighth stop on the series’ nine-round 2015 schedule.

“We’re really pleased to be bringing our MotoAmerica series to Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey said. “There is so much history at the Speedway, and it’s an honor we get to be a part of that going forward. It’s also great to be sharing the weekend with MotoGP. We have a great relationship with [MotoGP rights holder] Dorna, and it gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase our series to an international audience.”

Superbike is the premier class for the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, and the current rules package is a combination of AMA Pro Superbike chassis and FIM Superbike World Championship engine specifications. Superstock 1000 races alongside Superbike (but is scored separately) and is closely aligned to FIM Superstock 1000 rules. Both Superbike and Superstock 1000 race on Dunlop slick tires.

Supersport, formerly known as AMA Pro Daytona SportBike, will also be racing at IMS.


Three quick, convenient methods to buy tickets:

  • Online: Visit www.ims.com/tickets
  • Phone: Call 800/822-INDY or 317/492-6700 between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday
  • In person: Visit the IMS ticket office in the IMS Administration Building located at 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday

“The racing at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is terrific every year, and MotoAmerica will add even more great competition,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles said. “MotoAmerica riders hail from all across the country, and our fans might discover a new favorite rider over the weekend.”

Top manufacturers, including BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, MV Agusta, Suzuki, and Yamaha, are represented on the MotoAmerica grid, and a mix of young, up-and-coming riders will battle veterans on the 16-turn, 2.591-mile IMS road course.

Roger Hayden, younger brother of 2006 MotoGP World Champion and current MotoGP competitor Nicky Hayden, will come up from nearby Owensboro, Kentucky, to battle in Superbike.

“I’m excited for Indy,” said Hayden, who rides for the factory Yoshimura Suzuki team. “And not just because of the history the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has, but to be racing the same weekend as my brother, Nicky. We will be racing close to home so there will be tons of family and friends there who have never seen me race before. I’m looking forward to racing in front of them. To get the chance to kiss the bricks, which is something I’ve always seen on TV, would be awesome. I hope to get to do that.”