It looks like all of the recent talk of a second MotoGP race in the U.S. is about to be confirmed. According to Cycle News, the official announcement will be made on July 16th, but it seems the 2008 MotoGP schedule will now have a Sept. 14, 2008 date at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It does not appear that any AMA racing will be held there in conjunction with the Grand Prix and the AMA schedule may have to be adjusted somewhat also as a result of a conflict with that date.
The possibility of MotoGP at the Speedway has been discussed for years but it now appears all of the discussion has finally resulted in a solid agreement. This could be a big plus for fans in the eastern U.S. since the trek to Laguna Seca and the thought of wading into the crowds put off more than a few folks. Indianapolis may be able to handle the crowds better than the current site since they’ve had so much experience with the Indy 500, the F1 races and many other events.