MotoGP organiser Dorna is in talks with Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in a bid to extend its contract to host the Red Bull Indianapolis grand prix past next year.
With a 2014 race date set to be announced in mid-August, next year is the final year of the agreement between IMS and commercial rights holder Dorna to bring all three classes of the MotoGP World Championship – MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 – to the ‘Brickyard’ track.
The two parties have started discussions about a long-term relationship past the terms of the current contract that was originally formed in 2008.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway president J. Douglas Boles said: “The last six years have established a solid foundation for the Red Bull Indianapolis grand prix and we are optimistic about the growth of the event in Indianapolis. We are also eager to continue working with our friends at Dorna to ensure an exciting long-term future for MotoGP at The Racing Capital of the World.”