US talk show legend Jay Leno is to serve as grand marshal at next weekend's Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP race.

Leno, an avid motorsports enthusiast and collector of motorcycles and cars, will meet with MotoGP teams and riders on race day, Sunday August 29, and also present a trophy to a podium finisher.

"The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the greatest spectator tracks in the world," Leno said. "Thankfully my R1 will stay in the Big Dog Garage as I plan to watch and cheer on our three Americans right from the pits."

Leno's role as grand marshal extends his involvement with both the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and MotoGP.

In 1999, Leno drove the Pace Car that led the field of 33 drivers to the start of the Indianapolis 500.

In July of this year, Leno opened his incredible collection of cars and motorcycles to Yamaha MotoGP riders and legends in a special event before the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.


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