What: The Motul FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round, featuring the Honda Superbike Showdown of California, features international riders, teams and manufacturers racing high-performance bikes very similar to the ones right off the showroom floor. This year also marks the return of MotoGP World Champion American Nicky Hayden to the Series.
There is plenty of nail-biting racing to enjoy with two World Superbike races; the first race is on Saturday and the second on Sunday. This is the one chance to see these skilled riders, as it is the series’ only visit to the United States. Riders line up on the starting grid, making for an entertaining sprint toward the tight Turn 2 and continuous hard-fought battles for the lead throughout the course.
When: July 8-10, 2016
Provisional Schedule: Click HERE for the provisional schedule of races.
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. – WorldSBK Free Practice 1
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. – WorldSBK Free Practice 2
Support Races: MotoAmerica returns to Monterey for its second full race season. Fans will see some of the most exciting action in the Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup.
Tickets: An array of ticket packages – from single and multi-day tickets to VIP hospitality experiences – are available and may be previewed HERE.
Race Marshals: Become a race insider by volunteering as a race marshal. For more information, visit USARM.org.
Get ready to cheer on American Nicky Hayden who is battling for victories in the World Superbike Championship.
Honda World Superbike Team rider Nicky Hayden crossed the line in Sepang on Sunday to take his first ever win in World Superbike. The American, a rookie in the class, took off from the pack in a supreme display of speed and control in difficult conditions. Ducati’s Davide Giugliano came home second after a late charge, ahead of reigning Champion Jonathan Rea.
WorldSBK came to life on the weekend of April 3, 1988, and exactly 28 years later is set to hit the milestone of 700 races in Race 2 at MotorLand Aragón. To celebrate three decades of the world’s top production motorcycle racing Championship, we take a look through the landmarks that laid the way to this new milestone.
The first hundred was reached in Spain: it was the 21st of June, 1992, and the track was Jarama. Race 1 was the milestone, and was won by Rob Phillis on a Kawasaki.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca began its now legendary status as an iconic motorcycle racing venue when Cal Rayburn and his No. 14 Harley-Davidson fended off the likes of Smart, Nixon, Romero, Carruthers, Scott, Brelsford, Hately and others to win the AMA-sanctioned Kawasaki Superbike International on July 23, 1972.
It was the start to what’s grown into nearly a half-century of the ultimate in motorcycle road racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Race Series will feature a new twist in 2016: The Honda Superbike Showdown, a three-race series within the Superbike Championship that will crown a champion and ultimately award the winner with a 2016 Honda Civic automobile.
The Honda Superbike Showdown will take place at three of the MotoAmerica Series: Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (June 3-5); Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama (June 11-12); and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California (July 8-10).
Get ready for some awesome motorcycle racing this year. And none will be better than when the athletes from MotoAmerica and the Superbike World Championship, which makes its only U.S. stop, arrive at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca July 8-10. Check out the video for up close and thrilling non-stop action.
There is so much to see and do when visiting Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, whether it’s making a quick overnight stop to see a race, or if you’re making a weekend of it and checking out all the cool attractions in the Monterey County area.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca offers some of the coolest apparel in all of motor racing, from jackets and sweatshirts to ball caps and tees. Be sure to visit our online souvenir store to browse the exclusive merchandise.
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