Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Indianapolis Grand Prix Motorcycle Race This Weekend

Jorge Lorenzo’s dominant 2010 campaign takes its next step at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix this weekend, as the Fiat Yamaha rider looks to extend his season's lead even further. Late-night television host Jay Leno will serve as grand marshal of this year's race in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 23 year-old has a 77-point lead over nearest Championship rival Dani Pedrosa in the standings going into Round 11, thanks to seven wins from the opening ten races of the campaign.

Having already won in the previous U.S. round at Laguna Seca this year Lorenzo has winning form at Indy too, where he stood on the top step of the rostrum last season. The Spaniard was on the podium the year before as well and is planning a continuation of his phenomenal 2010 run this weekend.

"The first back-to-back races in the second half of the season are coming, and this first one is after a few days of holiday in the U.S. for me,” said Lorenzo. “This weekend will be the second race in this country in 2010 and I am looking forward to it because I would like to repeat the same result as I got in Laguna! I just have good memories from America, last month in Laguna and last year in Indy.”

Reflecting on his success last season and with plans for continued success this year Lorenzo continued: “Last year was amazing, but this time I don't need to take too many risks. We can avoid it! Indy is a track that I like a lot and it has amazing history. The team and I are planning to continue our great season there this weekend."

Source: motogp.com