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HONDA UNVEILS GRAPHICS FOR
RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GP Moto2 EFFORT


Famed artist Drudi designs scheme for bike,
leathers used by Roger Lee Hayden at IMS


INDIANAPOLIS, Wednesday, July 7, 2010
— World-renowned artist Aldo Drudi, founder of Drudi Performance, has designed the patriotic American graphic design schemes for the American Honda Moto2 effort at the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 27-29 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
American Roger Lee Hayden will ride a Moriwaki MD600 at IMS for the wild-card entry, which will be managed by American motorcycle racing legend Kevin Schwantz, the 1993 500cc World Champion.
Drudi's designs for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP feature red, white and blue as the primary colors and stars and stripes on the motorcycle and rider leathers.
"To work with Kevin, who is a friend and a champion, on a project that American Honda is supporting, it was a given that I was honored to be asked to create the graphics," Drudi said. "This assignment has been particularly special to me because for a long time I have wanted to
create a theme that focused on the stars and stripes of the USA, which turns out to be the perfect match for this project. It is a very exciting opportunity and a project that will be of the highest level."
Drudi Performance has left its mark in motorsports for decades. Beginning in the early 1980s, Drudi design schemes have adorned machine bodywork, leathers, racing suits and helmets in motorcycle racing as well as auto racing, including NASCAR.
Commercially available Arai helmets have featured Drudi Performance graphics, and the company has also designed motorcycle-riding apparel and motorcycling-related casual wear. In addition, participants in sports as diverse as bicycle racing, soccer, track & field and offshore racing have borne the handiwork of Drudi Performance.
Most recently, Drudi designed the graphics for the 2010 Gresini Moto2 team.
Schwantz's ties to Drudi also run deep. Drudi began working with Schwantz in 1991 when he designed the starburst helmet Schwantz started wearing in 1992. Drudi has continued designing Schwantz's helmets since that time. Schwantz was the first GP rider wearing a Drudi-designed helmet to win a World Championship, in 1993.
American Honda plans to have Drudi-designed commemorative shirts and hats available to the public with all proceeds to benefit the Ride for Kids. Availability details will follow at a later date.
IMS tickets: Tickets for the 2010 Red Bull Indianapolis GP are on sale now. A new structure offers additional value and flexibility to fans attending the annual MotoGP event.
Among the highlights of the new ticket structure are lower prices and single-day reserved and general admission tickets for Race Day, Sunday, Aug. 29.
Fans can order tickets online at www.imstix.com, call the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700, or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area or visit the ticket office at the IMS Administration Building at the corner of Georgetown Road and 16th Street. Online orders can be made at any time. Hours for phone orders and the ticket office are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) Monday-Friday.
General admission tickets provide access to the grounds and to the viewing mounds along the infield section of the circuit, which provide excellent angles to see the greatest riders in the world.
Kevin Schwantz was crowned 500cc World Champion in 1993. With 25 Grand Prix wins, 21 lap records and 29 pole positions, Schwantz retired June 9, 1995, and the same day the FIM retired his signature number 34 from 500cc world competition. kevinschwantz.com

The Schwantz School was established in 2001 to create better, safer and more confident riders. The Schwantz School holds the honor of being the only school to be recognized by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. For more information or to register, visit schwantzschool.com.
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Roger better have his stuff together or he won't even qualify.......
 

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He's dead last in all the WSBK races he'll probably suck just as bad in Moto2. Its very rare the sibling of a badass ever see as much success, look at the Baldwins its a perfect example.
 

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He's dead last in all the WSBK races he'll probably suck just as bad in Moto2. Its very rare the sibling of a badass ever see as much success, look at the Baldwins its a perfect example.
I am not sure I agree with this. Some of the things I have been hearing have that Kawi with stock power numbers at best. He is finishing ahead of the other Kawi rider as well. I would like to see him on closer to race pace equipment. The have's and have'nots are starting to get some real distance between them. There is no compairson between the factory R1, BMW or APE teams to the Suzuki and Kawi teams. Hell the Suzuki team has now lost ALL factory support. Without Factory parts these guys on the lower end teams will never even be close. I saw an interview with Nicky talking about his brothers ride at Miller and he basicly stated the Kawi Rodger was on was no better than something off the showroom floor. Anyway, just my 2cents. I have no idea why these teams run these crappy bikes. Do they think there will be people who will go out on Monday and buy a Kawi because it finished 15th on the WSBK grid. Hey Suzuki and Kawi...get behind your product or get out.
 

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He's dead last in all the WSBK races he'll probably suck just as bad in Moto2. Its very rare the sibling of a badass ever see as much success, look at the Baldwins its a perfect example.
Sure, that makes sense. Why not compare the Hayden brothers to the Baldwin brothers?
:wtf :wacky

Rog is doing about all he can with his WSBK bike this year. If you are criticizing his performance, you are one of few.

If there's only one thing we know for sure about RLH, we know he can race a 600...
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I could be off my fookin rocker.... but what other Superbike has Roger raced?
I mean credible superbike? And tell me whose ridden Kawi and looked good on it in the last few years in WSBK.
Vermuellen was a contender in previous years. He's on the Kawi right now and you wouldn't even think he was on the grid.
I think Roger could do better if he rode something different... every one else has.:cool:
 

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Sure, that makes sense. Why not compare the Hayden brothers to the Baldwin brothers?
:wtf :wacky

Rog is doing about all he can with his WSBK bike this year. If you are criticizing his performance, you are one of few.

If there's only one thing we know for sure about RLH, we know he can race a 600...
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It wasnt a comparison it was an example and I was being funny. You obviously didnt get the joke.

Every rider on the grid is doing all they can with their WSBK's and they're all doing a lot better then he is. Sure maybe he is on an inferior bike but he's still at the back of the pack you cant dispute that. I'll be watching Moto2 and maybe he will do better but he'll never be Nicky.
 

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but he's still making a living doing what any one of us would give a left testicle do. He's still a pro and that means he is faster than 99% of people to throw a leg over a bike, which is no small feat.

the only person to do anything with a kwack since..... the 70's? was Hacking and look how hard he had to ride that freakin thing just to podium.
 

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It wasnt a comparison it was an example and I was being funny. You obviously didnt get the joke.

Every rider on the grid is doing all they can with their WSBK's and they're all doing a lot better then he is. Sure maybe he is on an inferior bike but he's still at the back of the pack you cant dispute that. I'll be watching Moto2 and maybe he will do better but he'll never be Nicky.
Sorry. Sometimes funny goes right over my head. I don't think he'll be Nicky, either. But I know he's had a lot more success on 600s than on Superbikes, and he's doing all that could be expected on his Superbike ride this year. People know what he's working with -- he's not expected to podium that thing!

I'm not expecting him to win at Indy, but hopefully he'll do OK. He'll have a lot of fans there, for sure. My favorite bike race at Indy so far was the Red Bull Rookies Cup when Hayden Gillim charged through the pack and then crashed out of the lead. The Indy crowd loves the Owensboro guys. Too bad they couldn't build two bikes and let Tommy ride the second...
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