Indianapolis is set to host its inaugural MotoGP event in August 2008, circuit president Joie Chitwood has confirmed.
Discussions between the American track and MotoGP bosses about the event, which is likely to be in addition to the United States race at Laguna Seca, are in their final stages.
And although no firm date has been finalised, Chitwood has said it will definitely be in August, and is not dependent on the circuit retaining Formula One.
"We've always planned this as a fourth event (for the facility)," Chitwood told The Indianapolis Star. "At that point, the dates are limited...It's a summer event. It fits in August."
That means it is likely the 2008 Indianapolis 500 will take place on May 25, with the US Grand Prix on June 15, the Brickyard 400 on July 27 and then the MotoGP race on August 17 or 24, because of the time gap needed to convert the circuit into its road course configuration.
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