I was pleased too. Great event. IBiI
I was pleased too. Great event. IBiI
No one knows for sure but it looked like it was just about the same attendance as the last Formula One race drew. However, since the fees involved are so much less this race is likely profitable for IMS; more important than ever since accountants are now in charge. MotoGP just might become a fixture at the Speedway for years to come.Originally Posted by IowaBoyinIndy
The vendors out by Turn 9 were doing well. They sold out of Red Bull.
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I sure hope so!Originally Posted by indyrjc
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Those bikes blow away any nascar or F1 race that I have seen at IMS. I have been a diehard Indy 500 fan for over 30 years and these bikes are the only thing that even comes close to getting my adreline pumping like the Indy 500 does!!
I think all 3 classes are very cool and will be going again next year!!
P.S. even in last years Moto GP monsoon i had a great time
They could have had a lot bigger crowd, but I'm not paying $75 bucks for a ticket, and neither would anyone I knew.
Perhaps but I did - 4 x $100. If you went out there early on Sunday you saw three warm up sessions and three races with other stuff in between. If you like racing you would like MotoGP; great stuff. IBiIOriginally Posted by IndyMJH
Plus, that "$100.00" is for a 3 day ticket. My $85.00 tickets for the I-500 and the BY-400 only cover 1 day, if I want to see more I have to pay extra.
I know I had a good time there Sat & Sun...I may try to post some pics later. I was in H Stand. Already renewed my tickets (5) for next year.
Yeah, I definitely want to renew for next year as well.
I was in H Stand too and thought the seats were great. Seeing all those turns and then them dropping the hammer to hit the front straight was awesome. I also liked that you came close to feeling like you saw the end of the race, even if you can't see the actual S/F line. Unless it was neck and neck, you'd more or less see the winner winning.
All that said, I felt like I was a little far away, especially compared to where I watched the 250 race from- right up on the fence in front of the corner 9 grandstand. It's a great vantage point- you see a bunch of good turns and then see them hit the back straight. Also, you are very close and feel right in the middle of it. That said, I think having no "connection" to the start of the race other than the video screens would bug me for the main event.
E stand seems like the only other real desirable option, especially since there was a fair amount of passing/crashing action at the end of the front straight and that first set of turns. Just wonder if it feels like you're seeing enough with just that small first set of turns in front of you. Anyone sit there and have any insight to share?
Haha, I wrote a real book just now. I guess figuring out your favorite place to sit is part of the fun of IMS.
Things didn't seem so crowded in any of the stands that they couldn't just have various levels of GA seating- Standard, Premium Stands and maybe even Ultra-Premium Stands. That way everyone would get to check things out from a few different angles if they wanted to. That's always the most fun on a course so big.
I sat in E this year after sitting in SW Vista Deck the first year (where I almost literally was blown over the back of the stand!). I did enjoy it, especially the start of the race. I enjoyed them much more than the SW Vista seats where I was really too far away to get a good feel of the bikes' speed.Originally Posted by Maxtodon
H might be better for the race though, but I really, really liked seeing all the bikes dive into Turn 1 on Lap 1.
B stand penthouse for me, at the exit to pit road.. You can see the bikes going down the straight and then enter the infield, go back on the short shute, and catch glimpses through seven-eight, and then part of the backstraight, looking through the trees and over the pit stands.
It's a Hoosier thing, you wouldn't understand...
I sat in J. Great seats. Last year we never rode our bikes. This year we rode every day. No comparison, awesome experience. Downtown at night was cool. XDL comp wasn't as good as I expected but it was still worth seeing once, IMHO. I read the Red Bull was going to do even more promotional stuff next year, can't wait to see how they top that..
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