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Wet conditions predicted on race day at Indianapolis

Wet conditions predicted on race day at Indianapolis

Despite clear blue skies early on Sunday morning, the remains of Hurricane Ike are expected to arrive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at around midday.

Although the calm, pleasant conditions early on Sunday would suggest otherwise, raceday at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix could be affected by similar weather conditions to those experienced on Friday at the inaugural MotoGP event at the Brickyard.

The tail-end of Hurricane Ike is expected to deliver strong winds and heavy rain to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as of midday - which could mean dry warm-ups followed by wet races for all three MotoGP World Championship categories.

Competitive action commences early at the World famous American venue and latest addition to the MotoGP calendar, with the Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies and the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies squaring up in the Red Bull Riders Cup race at 10.25am, immediately after the 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP warm-ups – with the young riders keeping their fingers crossed for dry conditions.

Whatever the weather, all eyes will be firmly fixed on the main event at 3pm local time when the MotoGP race gets underway, with American riders Nicky Hayden (fourth on the grid) and Ben Spies (fifth) aiming to chase down front rowers Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo right from the word go.

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MotoGP, 2008, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX

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