Friday night will see Live music on the Red Bull Energy Stage provided by the bands Crash and Appetite For Destruction. Crash is a past Indy favorite led by former Yamaha rider and World Superbike Champion James Toseland, who in addition to racing motorcycles at the highest level, is also an accomplished keyboard player and singer. Saturday night will see Yamaha MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies, Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow on the Red Bull Energy Stage for a question and answer session hosted by Moto GP commentators Nick Harris and Gavin Emmett from 5:45-6:15 pm followed by live music performances by Kelly James, DJ Mick Boogie and the band Ghostland Observatory. Following the question and answer session with the Yamaha MotoGP Stars, fans will have the opportunity to win a chance to watch the MotoGP race from the team garage the next day.
In addition Assen MotoGP winner Ben Spies will be on hand from 4:10 - 4:40PM on Friday and Saturday to sign copies of his new book, “Taking it to the Next Level”, in the Yamaha Display Area.
Two- time XDL Championship Series Champion Bill Dixon and his Yamaha R6 will attempt to become the first three-time XDL Champion ever as the XDL Finals take place at the Indiana War Memorial on August 26-27. Bill Dixon trails his competitors by one point and Indy will decide the title. For full information and tickets please click here: http://www.xdlshow.com
In addition, XDL Champion Bill Dixon, and UFC Fighter Chris Lytle will be signing autographs on Saturday from 12:00-12:30 and 3:00-3:30 PM in the Yamaha Display Area.
In recognition of our 50th Anniversary of GP Racing Yamaha will offer a custom line of 50th Anniversary gear for sale that matches the Anniversary livery of our MotoGP machines. Additional Yamaha merchandise, including authorized Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo gear and commemorative souvenirs, will also be available. We will continue the Yamaha tradition of giving away limited quantities of our event visors at 1:00PM Friday, 12:00PM & 3:00PM Saturday and 10:30AM & 12:30PM Sunday in the Yamaha Display Area.
There is also an opportunity for a photo aboard the #1 Jorge Lorenzo MotoGP Championship M1. No need for a camera, our helpful staff will snap the photo and make it available to you moments later.
Other attractions in the Yamaha Display area include our Yamaha Hospitality Area and Star Motorcycles Display where you can watch live video of the Grand Prix and check out some cool STAR custom bikes.
To visit our special 50th Anniversary Racing website please click the following link:
To purchase tickets through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway please click here:
All of our 2011 events will be located in the Yamaha Display Area located in the infield area at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Please make plans now to stop by and check out everything Yamaha!