AUGUST 2, 2007
Construction begins at Indianapolis
Construction on the new 2.6-mile road course to be used for the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP motorcycle race has started at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The construction work will take much of the winter.
Construction began the day after the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. There will be a new four-turn section for MotoGP bikes on the infield at Turn 1. Dry Run Creek, which runs inside Turn 1, will be re-routed and filled in to allow for the new section of track. Behind the IMS Hall of Fame Museum, a new S-curve complex is being built that will launch the riders on to the back straight on Hulman Boulevard (as used by F1 but running in the opposite direction).
The construction work is being carried out so as to avoid disrupting the day-to-day activities at the speedway.
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