And so it was.... TeamZilla (Nick, Matt and Myself) made the pilgrimage to Indianapolis for the 2nd MotoGP ever held there. In one word the entire weekend was fantastic. We took a ton of pics and video.
Alpinestars was kind enough to invite us out and make us feel as if we were the bells of the ball with paddock access & garage access as well as some ridiculous catered lunches. (by the end of the weekend I was actually sick of Filet Mignon ;-p)
I would have to say that the highlight of the weekend, besides the impromptu Red Bull party after the race, was the 90 minute behind the scenes garage tour that we had with Living Legend Randy Mamola. What a cool guy and even cooler experience. There were some areas where pictures were ok and others where we would have been tackled.
We also ran into many of our other industry friends on the trip. The race itself started out great, but when Rossi and Pedrosa wrecked early on it was a big bummer. From there it was easy to root for Nicky Hayden on Team Ducati and our boy Randy De Puniet with LCR Honda sponsored by REV'IT!. Nicky took the podium at his home race and the crowd went berserk. It was fun to watch from the roof of gasoline alley with a birds-eye of the front straight and the entrance to turn one.
I took about 2000 pics, so I will be releasing them to the RevZilla Flickr Gallery as I get them organized through out the week. The pics of our tour with Randy were some of the coolest ones.
See the full MotoGP Race Picture Gallery.
Be sure to click on "All Sizes" the pics are huge!