Lawson impressed by new Indianapolis course

Thursday, 31 January 2008

MotoGP Legend Eddie Lawson paid a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week and was impressed by his tour of the updated layout, which has been specifically modified ahead of this year's inaugural MotoGP visit to the circuit for the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on 14th September.

MotoGP Legend Eddie Lawson paid a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week and was impressed by his tour of the updated layout, which has been specifically modified ahead of this year's inaugural MotoGP visit to the circuit for the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix on 14th September.

The four-time 500cc World Champion Lawson visited the IMS Hall of Fame Museum and was driven around the round course for several observation laps, before giving the track a firm thumbs up.

"They've been working really hard, for sure, and I wish I could have raced on something like that," the American enthused. "It looks like they're going to have a lot of fun out there. I wish I was back and was racing."

Lawson, who won the premier class title in 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1989, has previously visited Indianapolis to watch four wheel racing and insists he will return in September to see motorcyclists competing at the Speedway for the first time since 1909.

He concluded: "To have the bikes back, and a MotoGP race to boot, I'll be here, that's for sure. You hear about the Speedway, but when you're actually standing here you just say ‘Wow.' I've been all over the world and raced on a lot of racetracks, but you come into this place and it's awe-inspiring."

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