Indy MotoGP course repaved

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has repaved the infield section of its road course in time for its MotoGP events next month.

Crews repaved 1.5 miles of the circuit from Turn 5 through Turn 16. The existing asphalt was ground and then repaved to create a surface consistent with the rest of the course.

It's the first time this section was resurfaced since the course was built in 2000. Turns 1 through 4 of the 2.621-mile circuit -- located inside Turn 1 of the oval -- were created in 2008 for the inaugural Red Bull Indianapolis GP and were not repaved during this project.

FIM, international motorcycle racing's sanctioning body, said the new asphalt looks good and that the track is fast with good grip.