Spent a couple of hours watching the test runs Wednesday afternoon, very cool to see MotoGP bikes running around the Speedway. First impression was that they're not as loud as I expected, more of an angry buzzing sound as opposed to the shriek of Indycars. Second impression was that they're really fast!
Not a big crowd, a few hundred perhaps, but a very diverse group. Many bike enthusiasts, several regular folk checking it out, and even some of the good ol' boys, shirtless and drunk like you see at every Indy track event.
The bike parking paddock caught my eye first...
Fans watching from the infield, only the south end of the track was open to the public, no grandstands.
Turn 2...was wishing I had a bigger lense!
Turns 3 & 4
Short straight between 5 & 6...blurry speed shots, but kind of cool.
Track layout for reference.