Bright sunshine, blue skies, breeze blowing away the fluffy white clouds, and no threat of rain. What a way to start the day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. The temperatures started out cool and warmed up a bit, with the ground and air almost the same, 59-62 degrees F/15-17C, while the ground warmed up to 64 degrees F/18C.
All three of the FIM classes had their morning warm-ups.
ALEXIS MASBOU/Loncin Racing high-sided it in Turn One during the 125cc warm-up, and got up, favoring his right leg as he hopped away. In the 250cc session, HIROSHIMA AOYAMA/Scot Racing Team 250cc fell but got up and away all right. Near the end of the MotoGP session, NICCOLO CANEPA/Pramac Racing fell and walked away.
At the checkered flag it looked like today’s MotoGP Pole sitter, DANI PEDROSA/Repsol Honda Team was fastest in the warmup which had all 17 riders on course. However, out of nowhere it seemed came ALEX DE ANGELIS/San Carlo Honda Gresini, who turned a 1:40.446/94 mph/151.102 km/h.
Throughout the twenty-minute session, the lead changed from Fiat Yamaha riders, JORGE LORENZO and VALENTINO ROSSI, and then Pedrosa near the end.
Second through tenth were Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Rossi, TONI ELIAS/San Carlo Honda Gresini, NICKY HAYDEN/Ducati Team, COLIN EDWARDS/Monster Yamaha Tech 3, MARCO Melandri/Hayate Racing Team, ANDREA DOVIZIOSO/Repsol Honda Team, and LORIS CAPIROSSI/Rizla Suzuki MotoGP.
SIMONE CORSI/Fontana Racing Aprilia as fastest in the 125cc, at 1:49.586/86 mph/138.499 km/h.
HECTOR BARBERA/Pepe World Team Aprilia was fastest in the 250cc warm-up at 1:44.857/90 mph/144.745 km/h.
The three races run Sunday afternoon, with the 125cc race starting at 12 noon EDT, 250cc race at 1:15 p.m. EDT, and ending with the MotoGP race live on FOX at 3 p.m. EDT.