Taylor edged out a hard-charging Scott Pruett for the win in GRAND-AM’s first visit to the 2.37-mile roval, in what turned out to be a thrilling duel between the two powerhouse Daytona Prototype squads.GRAND-AM, Jordan Taylor, Kansas Speedway, Max Angelelli, Sports Cars, Wayne Taylor Racing
Major revisions to the infield road course are central to the future of the MotoGP race at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Talks were being held in advance of Sunday’s Indianapolis Grand Prix for a contract extension, with the often-criticized infield layout at the Brickyard a central issue.
Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi and British star Cal Crutchlow echoed the thoughts of leading riders after qualifying for the 27-lap race.
Spanish young gun Marc Marquez, riding for the Repsol Honda team, took pole position with a record lap for the 4.2-kilometer Indy track.
Marquez’s time of 1:37.958 was almost one second faster than the previous pole record held by his teammate, Dani Pedrosa.
But lap times could be dramatically faster next if the Indy GP, with track changes, is confirmed on the MotoGP calendar.
Rossi confirmed that IMS wants to continue with the premier-class MotoGP event but is insistent that complete resurface of the road course is essential.
The issue was raised by riders at Friday evening’s Safety Commission meeting at the Brickyard.Cal Crutchlow, Indianapolis GP, MotoGP
Valentino Rossi holds little hope of ending a five-year losing streak at the Indianapolis Grand Prix.
The nine-time world champion has qualified ninth, on the outside of the third row, for Sunday’s 27-lap race.
He was a massive 1.3 seconds off the pace of pole man Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) and in a disconsolate mood after qualifying.
Rossi won the inaugural Indy MotoGP race in 2008 when a wild hurricane hit the Brickyard and forced the raced to be red-flagged after 20 laps.
But in qualifying for the 2013 edition, Rossi put in his worst Saturday performance of this season with his ninth-fastest time.
He has won just one race, the Dutch TT at Assen in June, since rejoining Yamaha at the beginning of this season.Indianapolis GP, Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Valentino Rossi
Saturday at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Monterey, Calif., the competition version of the new Corvette was shown for the first time and it looked both sensational and sinister.
Even with its hallucination-inducing graphics, you can tell this car that this new racer, known as the C7.R,will be striking on the track.Cars, Chevy Racing, Corvette, Sports Cars, Stingray, USCR