Indy back on MotoGP schedule in 2014

The Indianapolis Grand Prix will return to the 2014 MotoGP

schedule, and the two sides will begin talking about a long-term

extension.

Speedway officials made the announcement Saturday night. Next

year’s race will be run in mid-August, with a date yet to be

announced.

Both sides could have opted out of the final year of a contract

that expires after next season. But track president Doug Boles said

Saturday night that the two sides reached an agreement to run a

seventh race in Indy in 2014. Boles said negotiations have already

begun on a long-term deal.

There have been questions about the future of MotoGP races at

Indy because crowds have steadily declined since the inaugural race

in 2008.