Scott Jones In The Midwest: Friday Photos From Indianapolis

It may not be fast, but it's pretty

Stefan Bradl rocking Red Bull sponsorship. But how long till energy drink sponsorship gets banned?

Ben Spies was back. But only for three session. His misfortune continues unabated

Back on it. Cal Crutchlow has the new fuel tank at Indianapolis

Alvaro Bautista is having one of his better weekends

Catch him if you can. You can't catch him? Then just follow...

IMS: turning photographers into cage fighters

Green Mamba

Karel Abraham had a rough first day, falling heavily on his shoulder

Getting there. Bradley Smith has picked up a little more speed over the summer

Whereas Valentino Rossi has lost the gains he made after Aragon

At home with Nicky Hayden

Aleix Espargaro is not the fastest CRT rider at Indy, for a change

Big sky in the Midwest

In at the deep end: James Rispoli gets a wildcard ride on the GPTech Tech 3 bike

Dani Pedrosa has his work cut out for him

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The LCR 'Red Bull' livery looks great after the bike looking a bit like a collage of adverts for the last few seasons.

I recall John Hopkins' Suzuki, at Laguna at least, had a full Red Bull livery and on the Suzuki it looked great too.

That said, I always was quite fond of the Playboy livery, particularly in conjunction with Randy's fiance.

Whu would energy drink sponsorship be banned David?

I don't drink the stuff myself, but a lot of people obviously do based on the amount of money that these companies spend on sponsorship and marketing. It's an insane amount of money. And I wonder how many cans they sell each year....

It would be really interesting to know how much money RedBull spends each year for example... Two formula one teams, title sponsor of hundreds of events all over the world, main sponsor for hundreds of teams in all kinds of motorsports, personal sponsor for hundreds of athletes in almost every sport there is.

However unhealthy these sugar blasted caffeine drinks are, there must be virtually impossible to ban the advertising and sponsorship from these companies just based on that.... Then what would be next in line? Candy, potato chips (san carlo), soft drinks (Pepsi and Coca Cola), unhealthy food (McDonalds? )....