Indianapolis Grand Prix 2015: 09 August
When we departed Indianapolis, we immediately shot off an email to Dorna with our nomination of Indy as the 'Best MotoGP'. In our opinion all event organisers should come to Indianapolis to see how the real pros do it! The town and people are incredibly welcoming. Despite it being a mad race weekend, prices remain reasonable and service friendly. The track facilities are second to none with great food, drink, tons of merchandise; and the fascinating Grand Prix museum.
The weekend is bikes, bikes and more bikes. In case you don't get enough bike action at the track; meander downtown to the vicinity of Meridian Street where they section off a couple of blocks and only permit bikes in. You will see everything from new Desmos to the most outrageous street rods and customs.
Grandstand viewing is excellent; best value is the Penthouse A at the entrance to the first turn. With good TV views all around, and very liberal access to standing areas this is a great spectator circuit.
However as good as the stands are, this is one we really urge you to dig in and go VIP. This is the top MotoGP VIP Village of the season, with a beautiful enclosed a/c suite atop the pits (we were above Ducati), CCTV and pit lane walks (touch the 'bricks'!). The food is gourmet quality and they bring in professional bar tenders! But best of all you get full open access to the paddock. With little competition from 'ordinary' spectators; this is a rider-spotter's delight! Last year customers flew into the event just to get Rossi to sign their helmets or have Nicky welcome their kids!
We kick off the weekend Thursday night with a happy hours at our base hotel downtown. This event has the dubious honour of setting the Pole Position Travel record for per capita consumption at a happy hour! Guess the company was good...! Friday you can either come up to the track with us or take a wander around lovely Indy. Got a bike? In the past they have offered track laps... Friday is also the Riders for Health day featuring live music, rider interviews and auction of MotoGP memorabilia.
Friday evening we have our traditional opening party with a special MotoGP guest, a review of the track, and great food and drink. Saturday it is up to the track for a full day of qualifiers; in the evening we can head down to Meridian Street to check out the bike-only roads. Sunday to wind down from a fantastic day of racing, in the evening we have our now-traditional closing dinner in a local micro-brewery.
We feature 2 packages downtown - Classic is in a great 3* hotel; Deluxe features one of the top 100 hotels in the USA. All packages feature: airport pickup (extra cost on Classic), track transfers, opening party, merchandise and of course our expert guides on hand all weekend! If you thought Indianapolis was boring, think again!