Ten of the best motorcycle racers in the world tried their hand at punting, passing and kicking a football at the Home of the Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium. The folks at Indianapolis Motor Speedway gathered riders from the MotoGP, Moto2 and 125 classes and fitted them with personalized Colts jerseys. IMS invited former Colts players to help instruct the riders that weren’t as familiar with American football.
Of course, the three Americans already knew some rules and routes, helping them do well against pass coverage provided by the former pro American footballers. The European guys naturally kicked field goals well, employing a soccer-style approach. Overall it appeared the riders enjoyed this pre Red Bull Indianapolis Red Bull GP media event and even risked turned ankles, stubbed toes, or broken fingers to outperform their competitors and colleagues.
Riders who took part in the Punt, Pass and Kick drill were:
MotoGP: Colin Edwards, Nicky Hayden, Ben Spies, Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso.
Moto2: Stefan Bradl and Marc Márquez.
125: Nico Terol, Johann Zarco and Danny Kent.