Round 10 of the 2013 MotoGP season is upon us, with the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix ready for the off on Friday.
For the MotoGP class it's been almost a month out of action with the Moto2 and Moto3 categories having last raced in Germany almost five weeks ago, so the riders will be chomping at the bit to get back on track when practice starts.
Ahead of the weekend's activity redbull.com racks up a few stats to set the scene for the Indianapolis round...
Luis Salom's racing number. The Spaniard won his first-ever Grand Prix at Indianapolis last year in the Moto3 class. This season he heads to the track leading the World Championship standings.
Marc Márquez has won both rounds that have taken place in the US so far this season, at Austin and Laguna Seca. If he wins at Indianapolis he'll become only the third rider of all time to win three MotoGP races in the same country in a single season.
This is the sixth year that the MotoGP World Championship has visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The year of the first Grand Prix at Indy, when Hurricane Ike affected proceedings. Both the MotoGP and 125cc races were cut short, with the 250cc race abandoned completely due to the conditions.
Honda have won the MotoGP race at Indianapolis for the last three years. Yamaha won the first two GPs.
Dani Pedrosa is the only rider to have won more than once at Indianapolis in the MotoGP class. The Repsol Honda rider took victory at The Brickyard in 2010 and 2012.
Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso is the only rider in the MotoGP class who has scored points in all nine rounds of the season so far.