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Repaving of infield section of IMS Road Course begins

Repaving of infield section of IMS Road Course begins

World's best riders to race on new surface Aug. 26-28 during Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

A project to repave the infield section of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is underway, creating a smooth, new surface for the world's best motorcycle racers at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race Aug. 26-28.

The project, which will repave 1.5 miles of the circuit from Turn 5 through Turn 16, is expected to be completed within approximately one week, weather permitting. Phases of the project consist of grinding the existing asphalt and then repaving with fresh asphalt.

Turn 5 is where the course leaves the short chute between Turns 1 and 2 of the oval. Turn 16 is where the circuit leaves the infield near the start of the front straightaway at the exit of Turn 4 of the oval.

It's the first time this section of the course has been resurfaced since it was built in 2000. Turns 1 through 4 of the 2.621-mile circuit - located inside Turn 1 of the oval - were created in 2008 for the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP and will not be repaved during this project.

The new asphalt will be consistent with the other sections of the course.

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MotoGP, 2011, AIRASIA BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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