MotoGP in Indianapolis: Thursday’s Itinerary

Yep, I’m already gone, people. But I saw this on the press releases on Tuesday and (pardon my French) I’ve had a boner for two days already. So I thought, what the hell? I’d give you guys a preview of what I might be up to today.

BWAHAHAHA I’m not at work and you are, I’m off to see demonically fast motorcycles and the crazy motherfuckers that ride them, NYAH NYAH NYAH!

Whoops. Sorry about that one.

Anyway, from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway press releases:


9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Red Bull Indianapolis GPreview

What: A variety of fan-friendly activities are scheduled, including fan Q&A sessions with 18 MotoGP riders, pit walk and a concert featuring Tech 3 Yamaha MotoGP rider and trained classical pianist James Toseland. The Vendor Marketplace will be open, featuring Alpinestars, Arai, Arlen Ness, Dainese, Joe Rocket, Nolan, Oakley, Scorpion, Shoei and Tour Master/Cortech, among the more than 40 leading brands that will display and sell the latest in motorcycle equipment and accessories in Gasoline Alley. Appearances and photo opportunities with Red Bull Indianapolis GP Grid Girls, free temporary tattoos, a DJ spinning music and more. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Official Trackside Gift Shops and IMS concession stands adjacent to the Pagoda Plaza and Hall of Fame Museum, and the MotoGP team/rider official merchandise areas will be open all day.

Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

10:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Stage Show/Fan Question-and-Answer Session

Hosts: Ralph Sheheen, Leigh Diffey, Greg White, Michael Young

Guests: Numerous MotoGP, Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup riders and personalities participate in discussions and Q&A sessions at various times, including:

11-noon: Red Bull Rookies Cup riders
Noon: Randy de Puniet
12:15: Andrea Dovizioso
12:30: (break)
1:00: Casey Stoner and Marco Melandri
1:15: Sylvain Guintoli and Toni Elias
1:30: Shinya Nakano and Alex de Angelis
1:45: John Hopkins and Anthony West
2:00: Chris Vermeulen and Loris Capirossi
2:15: Dani Pedrosa
2:30: Valentino Rossi
2:45: Jorge Lorenzo
3:00: Colin Edwards and James Toseland
3:15: Nicky Hayden

Note: Schedule of appearances subject to change.

Where: Pagoda Plaza Stage, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Note: No interviews. Still and video photography permitted.

2-5 p.m.
Red Bull Indianapolis GP Pit Walk

What: Fans can stand adjacent to open garages providing a clear view of the exotic 800cc prototype motorcycles that will compete in the MotoGP class during the Red Bull Indianapolis GP

Who: Race Day ticket holders can participate in the pit walk

Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

5-5:30 p.m.
James Toseland Concert

What: James Toseland, MotoGP rider and trained classical pianist, performs with members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Plaza Stage

And that’s just the events for us poor suckers without press passes.

Damn, I gotta remember to take my notebook so I can jot down things I want to blog when I get back!

Anyway, we won’t have a computer to blog during the downtime at the hotel, which is a huge bummer. But the guys from will be cranking stuff out left, right, and center, so anyone who wants to follow along with what’s going on around ol’ TB, mosey on over there and check it out!


6 Responses

  1. You really should have seen someone about that boner. They say six hours is the maximum time of having one of those before you should seek medical attention.

    If that’s the case, then I needed medical attention by 4pm on Friday at the latest.

  2. I’m with MTAE- won’t it somewhat affect your ability to enjoy the whole event? Ya know- all those wee kids walking past and saying “Mommy, what’s wrong with that man?” 😀

    Thankfully there weren’t that many small kids! (It was too damned noisy, honestly. I did see a handful wearing earmuff-style hearing protection, which must stink for the kiddies but made me respect the parents.)

  3. uhhh..congrats on your “2-day and counting” boner…haha…I’m not at work either, but not doing anything fun like you this week..look forward to your “de-brief”(with regards to the event, not with regards to the boner…lol 😉 )

    If I had luck with the boner, Dys wouldn’t let me tell y’all. 😉 Otherwise, it was great!

  4. What can I say that hasn’t already been said?

    Have fun, and be safe.

    Done and done. Whew! Glad the pressure’s off.

  5. Debrief…boners. This is too much fun to be having in his blog while he is gone.

    Bwahahah! I deserve it. And I’ll leave out the mention of Gold Bond powder.

  6. Debriefing. Boners. I’ve always known you’d be frightening to children but I didn’t know you’d be dangerous too!

    Keep on having fun, TB.

    Frankly, I’m flattered that you all automatically assumed that I’m well endowed enough for a boner to frighten children. Or even, say, be noticeable.

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