Indianapolis 2016: Track Explanation

Standing start and 16 gates to pass... it's a tough course at the IMS

Indy track from the air

As the Red Bull Air Race debuts at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, we take a closer look at the impressive aerial racetrack with Steve Jones in the cockpit. Once again we have a standing start – meaning the pilots will take off from the racetrack in front of the crowds. So it's 16 gates, and plenty of challenges from the off... including a tricky angle to perfect at the Start Gate.