Bikes & Flights – Daily Update
MotoGP Riders Arrive to Packed Schedule
The Red Bull United States Grand Prix provides continuous entertainment – whether it’s on-track, on the stage or not-that-high overhead. Ratcheting the fun factor literally sky high is the Red Bull Air Force and wingsuit flying team at 12:35 on Sunday prior to the MotoGP race.
These daredevil performers are part of the international Red Bull tour and will definitely cause fans to look skyward where they will be performing over turns 6 and 8.
Yamaha rolls out a number of activities, including demonstration laps by America’s first world champion Grand Prix racer Kenny Roberts, a stunt show with Bill Dixon and a live concert by The Dirty Heads on the GE Financial Stage in the Yamaha Marketplace.
Meanwhile, the riders have little time to adjust to Pacific Standard Time. From the moment they arrive on Monterey soil, time demands are enormous. There are technical meetings, pictures, press conferences, one-on-one media interviews, autograph sessions, sponsor activities, debriefs and, of course, focusing on the track and racing.
The atmosphere of a Grand Prix is festive and energizing, but it’s serious business to the riders and teams who soak in the spirit of the sport.
As Ben Spies of Yamaha Factory Racing points out, “It’s always exciting to race in front of the home crowd…and it’s going to be a serious race weekend, but it’s also going to be a lot of fun so I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of old faces at the track.”
Check out the full schedule online for all the racing and fan activities occurring at the Red Bull United States Grand Prix.