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MotoGP Racers at Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis

MotoGP - Major Taylor Velodrome

Ahead of the 2013 Red Bull Indianapolis GP, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted a Cultural Event for MotoGP Riders at the Major Taylor Velodrome. The Marian University Cycling Team rode along with MotoGP racers Ben Spies, Marc Marquez, Scott Redding, Sandro Cortese, Pol Espargaro, Alex Rins, and Arthur Sissis. Check out the video and pics…

In this video, we talk to Marc Marquez and Ben Spies; try not to get goosebumps when Ben explains what it’s like racing at Indy.

MotoGP Racers at Major Taylor Velodrome from Good Spark Garage on Vimeo.

The Indy Cycloplex features the Major Taylor Velodrome, a top notch outdoor concrete track built in 1982. It was named after cycling pioneer Marshall “Major” Taylor.

Major Taylor Velodrome
The Marian University Cycling Team are 22 times Nat’l Collegiate Team Champs.
Ben Spies stands in front of a Major Taylor mural at the Indy Cycloplex.

Major Taylor Velodrome Indianapolis

Major Taylor Velodrome
Left: Coryn Rivera and Marc Marquez pose for a pic. Coryn has won over 40 national championships to date.
Marian University cyclist, Jackie Kurth, talks with Team Dynavolt Intact GP’s Sandro Cortese.
Major Taylor Velodrome
Moto3 rider, Arthur Sissis (left) with Marian Univ cyclist Jackie Kurth and Moto2 rider Scott Redding.
Major Taylor Velodrome
Weston Luzadder (left) and the Marian University cyclists.

Major Taylor Velodrome

Major Taylor Velodrome
Right: Spanish rider, Alex Rins and the custom cycling jerseys IMS made for the riders.
Major Taylor Velodrome
Coryn Rivera, Jackie Kurth and Sandro Cortese.
Major Taylor Velodrome
The Major Taylor Velodrome is a big place; seats almost 3000 people.

Major Taylor Velodrome

Major Taylor Velodrome
Arthur Sissis wheelie-ing the Indy Cycloplex’s Zipp equipped Raleigh bicycle.
Major Taylor Velodrome
Speed Weaponry.

Major Taylor Velodrome

Major Taylor Velodrome

Major Taylor Velodrome
Marian cyclist, Jason Blodgett, introduces himself to Moto2 rider, Pol Espargaro.
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