Homologating a track that is primarily a car track to FIM "car racing" standards is one thing. Getting it up to FIM specs for motorcycles is a much different situation. From my understanding no motorcycles run out there at all (no track days, club races, etc). Car guys don't understand the nuances involved with motorcycles & race tracks. Given all the different race tracks I go to every year for work when you meet car guys that run or manage facilities they just don't get it. We even ran into those issues dealing with mostly car guys running things at Miller M/S Park this past June. They were friendly & willing to listen but there was a disconnect when it came down to some very blatent safety issues when running motorcycles out there. We were just shaking our heads in disbelief but car racing people don't mind stuff that makes us motorcycle guys' hair stand on end. Given the people running the show at the Indy track's lack of familiarity with 2 wheeled motorsports I highly doubt they will pull it off.Compared to the actual creation of the F1 circuit, this should be easy. IMS is very committed to being a world class facility adding another international racing series would be just another notch in it's belt. It's been great to see them branching out over the last 15 year or so. Before the Brickyard began, the track was only used in the month May for the 500. It was only 1 year after the first NASCAR test at the track to the first Brickyard 400 in 1993. Hopefully this can be arranged as well.
road america would be awsome i have allways heard the rumors about how they could easily do it and from the looks of things last year they are makeing soem big changes up there too.....i heard some news also about how they are changing the bridge where you enter the padock area to a tunel too i know in the past they have had moisture problems there......That's great news, but too bad there are much better tracks available in the US than Indy. I can think of 2 right away that literally blow that track away. Road America & Miller M/S Park would be much better choices IMHO.
I can't ever remember reading an official reason why, but I imagine it's something along the lines of what streak said. Too many [Americans?] believe the classes are crap when the rest of the world that follows the world championship thinks it's some of the best racing that exists. :dunnoMiller Motorsports Park :hail
So why do you think they do not run the 2 support classes at Laguna Steve?
Maybe it's because you've got no one to follow in the class? Maybe you've watched a couple of dud races? Calling it crap though :confused You can't be a bike racing fan :dunnoWould love to see GP somewhere closer to the Central or Eastern US, too damn far to go to LS to watch a race. They can keep the 125 and 250 crap race too, I dont even watch those on TV on a bad day much less a good day.That little whine they make puts my ass to sleep.
Will have to patten the 250gp sleep machine for men. Let the women have the stormy nights and waterfall crap.
Sure I can, But the only 2 series I care to follow are WSB and GP. I dont even care for AMA all that much. There are other things id rather be doing (riding that day) than to sit and wait for the races to be televised. I DL the 2 I care to watch saturday night. The little bikes do put me to sleep though! Id just perfer to be riding than watching!I can't ever remember reading an official reason why, but I imagine it's something along the lines of what streak said. Too many [Americans?] believe the classes are crap when the rest of the world that follows the world championship thinks it's some of the best racing that exists. :dunno
Maybe it's because you've got no one to follow in the class? Maybe you've watched a couple of dud races? Calling it crap though :confused You can't be a bike racing fan :dunno