Things To Do At Indy, Part 1: Hear The Greats Talk Racing

No doubt many of's readers will be heading to the Brickyard, to attend the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. Obviously, the main reason to go to Indy is having the chance to see all three classes (125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP) racing in the US, but beyond the racing, the folks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway put on a lot more to hold the interest of race fans during the weekend. Here's two more reasons to head to Indianapolis, taken from press releases provided by IMS: The Cycle World Seminar and Yamaha Stars On Stage:

Cycle World Seminar

An American motorcycle racing legend and two rising American stars will be the featured guests at the Cycle World Seminar from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27 on the SPEED Stage located on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield.

1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz and current Moto2 riders Roger Lee Hayden and Kenny Noyes will be among the guests.

Cycle World editors, including renowned longtime Technical Editor Kevin Cameron, also will participate in the seminar.

The seminar is free to all Red Bull Indianapolis GP ticket holders.

Yamaha stars on stage at IMS

Yamaha MotoGP superstars Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies and Colin Edwards will participate in a rider chat at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 on the SPEED Stage in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.

Seven-time MotoGP World Champion Rossi and current MotoGP points leader Lorenzo are teammates on the Fiat Yamaha Team. Texas residents Spies and Edwards are teammates on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team.

Rossi captured the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP in 2008, with Lorenzo winning in 2009.

The chat is free to all Red Bull Indianapolis GP ticket holders.

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