GERLOFF GETS OUT IN FRONT AT THE RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (AUGUST 30, 2010) Garrett Gerloff won the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix this past Sunday riding his Moriwaki MD250H powered by Honda. It was a strong weekend for Gerloff seeing as how he won on Saturday and qualified on the pole in Friday’s session as well. The young rider uses VP’s special blend of MR12 to get him across the finish line.
Gerloff got off to a strong start to take the lead into the first turn and continued to pull away during the race. “I definitely got a better start today,” said Gerloff. “I led into turn one and really tried to put my head down and run away. Jake and Nick stayed with me the first couple of laps. I was getting kind of nervous, but I started to pull away little by little and I was monitoring the gap on my pit board.”
As in Saturday’s race, a battle for second place developed immediately between Nick McFadden, Jake Lewis, Ryan Matter and Stefano Mesa. Gerloff continued to run faster laps than the group and his margin of victory was 11.33 seconds at the end of the 11 lap race.
The fight for second persisted as Gerloff widened his margin. McFadden had a poor start early on in the race but got into a rhythm and caught up. Ryan Matter drafted past both McFadden and Lewis until McFadden decided to make his move.
“With two laps to go, I figured it was getting to the end of the race and I needed to get up there. I made a pass into turn one and held them both off until the end.” The battle was well fought between these four racers but the determined Gerloff came out on top by a long shot.