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A history of two wheels at Indianapolis

A history of two wheels at Indianapolis

A look inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, with background information provided by track historian Donald Davidson.

Although the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is best known for its car racing history, the circuit that will host its first MotoGP event next month also has a connection with the world of two wheels. The little-known 1909 motorcycle run at the famous track re-entered the public conscience when Nicky Hayden inaugurated the newly designed World Championship layout, using the Indian bike used nearly 100 years ago.

This and other artefacts are displayed in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, under the supervision of track historian Donald Davidson. The Anglo-American curator of the museum –and the specially dedicated motorcycle exhibition- spoke to earlier this year on Hayden´s historic lap, the different machines gathered at the track and his own personal history of involvement with the scene of the September 14th Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

In the run-up to the opening MotoGP race at the track, will feature some of the people behind the running of the circuit and a special guided tour of the new track layout in the coming weeks.


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