“We’re really pleased to be bringing our MotoAmerica Series to Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said MotoAmerica president and three-time world champion Wayne Rainey. “There is so much history there at the Speedway, and it’s an honor that we get to be a part of that going forward. It’s also great to be sharing the weekend with MotoGP.”
The premier class for MotoAmerica is Superbike, which features a rules package based on a combination of AMA Superbike chassis and 2015 World Superbike Championship engine specifications. Racing alongside the Superbikes but scored separately is the Superstock 1000 class. Other classifications include Supersport and Bazzaz Superstock 600.
“The racing at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is terrific every year, and MotoAmerica will add even more great competition,” IMS President Doug Boles said. “MotoAmerica riders hail from all across the country; our fans might discover a new favorite rider over the weekend.”
Top manufacturers include BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha.
Roger Hayden, younger brother of 2006 MotoGP world champion and current MotoGP competitor Nicky Hayden, will come up from his hometown of Owensboro, Ky., to battle in the Superbike division.