Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

August 28, 2011

2011 Red Bull Indianapolis Moto Grand Prix


Casey Stoner on his way to victory at Indianapolis.

Casey Stoner was fast all weekend. And that was an understatement.

The Australian Honda Repsol rider beat his teammate Dani Pedrosa by almost five seconds at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday after starting from first on the grid. All weekend, Stoner had been very vocal about the recently repaved track, but still managed to produce excellent times results, even setting a new best lap with a 1'38".

Stoner's teammate Dani Pedrosa took second place, while Ben Spies rode as the fastest American racer, finishing third.


Stoner leads his teammate Pedrosa down the main straightaway during the race.


Yamaha Factory teammates Jorge Lorenzo (front) and Ben Spies fought for third place. Spies took the podium finish ahead of Lorenzo.


MotoGP riders take off for the first lap at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


The first lap of the Moto2 race on Sunday morning.


Ducati's Valentino Rossi speeds through the finish line during Sunday morning warm-up.


MotoGP riders roll down pit lane for morning warm-up on Sunday.


Casey Stoner's front wheel lifts up as he soars around turn 16 during Sunday's race.


MotoGP riders fly down the main straight.


American Ben Spies gets covered in champagne on Sunday following the race.


Spies speeds down the main straight during Sunday's warm-up session.

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