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Monday, July 4, 2011

Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix - United States

Circuit info

Length: 4.216 m. / 2,620 miles

Width: 16m

Left corners: 10

Right corners: 6

Longest straight: 872 m. / 0,542 miles

Constructed: 1909

Modified: 2007

Introduction:

The first motorsport race which took place at Indy was a motorcycle one on August 14th 1909, on the 2.5 mile oval circuit, and despite its 100-year history it was not until 2008 that MotoGP arrived at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

To celebrate the event an intense modification of the layout was undertaken, but without affecting the legendary oval. The layout of the track, which is 4.168km in length and has 16 turns, incorporates the main straight of the famous oval circuit including the Brickyard and an area between turns 1 and 2 of the oval, before meandering through the vast interior of the IMS.

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