Circuit

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

rect5413
CountryU.S.A. U.S.A.
RegionIndianapolis
Length4216
Width16
Left corners10
Right corners6
Longest straight872
Constructed1909
Modified2007

Description

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.