Aside from the motorcycle and camping gear, I'll be packing My usual kit of:
LX2 Compact camera
Nikon SLR body
Manfrotto 190XB tripod with a 486RC2 Ball Head
I sure could use a long lens for this kind of event, a 70-200 2.8 would be the ticket, but the 85 will have to do.
I anticipate shooting a lot of candid portraits of the racers and close-up details of the motorcycles tomorrow, and plenty of action shots on race day. High ISO and wide-open apertures will be on order.
The race starts at 4am so I've packed the tripod for long exposures and the SB800 flash for early morning action shots.