Motorcycle and road racing fans soaked in the action under sunny skies at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. The international racing series’ only U.S. stop attracted 49,408 people, which is 20 percent more than last year’s crowd of 41,175.
The Tissot Superpole ahead of tomorrow’s two Superbike World Championship races has been won by Tom Sykes of the Kawasaki Racing Team after a blistering lap in hot and sunny weather at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit. The current reigning champion and points leader of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship clocked in 1’21.811, a new World Superbike best lap of the circuit, to claim the 23rd WSBK pole position of his career, his third in a row after the ones scored at Misano and Portimao.
Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team) has set the fastest lap in the Free Practice combined times today at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 1′23.293s, edging second place Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) by only 21 thousandths of a second. The Welshman, who has raced here in three different championships (AMA, MotoGP and WSBK) has shown great speed and consistency on the opening day of action.
Three-time World Champion Wayne Rainey will meet fans and sign autographs at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, U.S. Round presented by GEICO Motorcycle from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12.
Rainey, a longtime supporter of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, will greet fans at the Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys exhibit in the Marketplace. Rainey won his three consecutive 500cc Grand Prix World Championships on a Yamaha in 1990, 1991 and 1992.
If you’re planning a visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, be sure to stop by and say hello to a true Laguna Legend.
Before the on-track action commences, 10 riders competing in this weekend’s eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round enjoyed a behind-the-scenes visit to the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium.
There is just one race in Portimao, Portugal (July 4-6) before World Superbike riders arrive on California’s Central Coast to take on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and its grueling 11-turn circuit for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round July 11-13, 2014.
The lineup expanded today with the addition of two wild card entries for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round. AMA Pro Road Racing riders Americans Chris Ulrich and Larry Pegram have joined the starting grid to compete against the world’s best.
The eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round features riders, teams and manufacturers racing high-performance bikes very similar to the ones right off the showroom floor.
There is plenty of nail-biting racing to enjoy with two races during the weekend. This is the one chance to see these international riders, as it is the series’ only visit to the United States. Approximately 25 riders line up on the starting grid, making for an entertaining field and hard-fought battle for the lead at every turn.
July 11-13, 2014
TV TimesBeIN Sports TV has the rights to all World Superbike races. Check you local cable provider to locate BeIN Sports TV on your channel lineup or find the race schedule online at www.beinsports.tv/motor-sports.
Advance tickets range from $20 for a Friday-only ticket to $70 for a three-day General Admission ticket. Children 12 and under are free with paid adult.
Gates open at 7 a.m.
South Boundary is open for automobiles and motorcycles
Barloy Canyon (Watkins Gate) Open for Motorcycles only
Highway 68 is open for vehicles with permits and motorcycles with a Blue or Green parking tag
Free motorcycle parking is available. Automobile parking is: Friday – $5; Saturday – $10; Sunday – $10. A 3-day automobile parking pass is $20.
8:00am 8:10am Track system test
8:10am 8:30am Pre-FIM track inspection
8:30am 9:05am Practice AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson
9:15am 10:00am Practice AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike
10:00am FIM Track Initial Inspection
10:30am 11:15am Free Practice 1 – Timed for Qualifying FIM Superbike World Championship
11:25am 12:10pm Practice AMA Pro SuperBike
12:10pm 12:55pm Lunch
12:20pm 12:30pm Manufacture parade Lap – Misc. Manufacturers
12:30pm 12:40pm Manufacture parade Lap – Kawasaki Ninja 30th Anniversary
12:40pm 12:50pm VIP Rides
12:55pm 1:40pm Qualifying 1 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike
1:45pm FIM Track Inspection
2:00pm 2:45pm Free Practice 2 – Timed for Qualifying FIM Superbike World Championship
2:55pm 3:40pm Qualifying 1 AMA Pro SuperBike
3:50pm 4:25pm Qualifying 1 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson
4:30pm FIM Track Inspection
4:45pm 5:30pm Free Practice 3 – Timed for Qualifying FIM Superbike World Championship
6:15pm 7:15pm Paddock Pass Holder Pit Walk
Saturday, July 12
8:00am 8:10am Track system test
9:00am 9:40am Qualifying 2 AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson
9:40am FIM Track Inspection
10:00am 10:30am Free Practice 4 – Not Timed for Qualifying FIM World Superbike
10:40am 11:15am Qualifying 2 Group B (slower half from Q1) AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike
11:25am 12:00pm Qualifying 2 Group A (faster half from Q1) AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike
12:00pm 12:45pm Lunch
12:00pm 12:25pm Fan Parade Lap
12:25pm 12:40pm VIP Rides
12:45pm FIM Track Inspection
1:00pm 1:15pm Superpole #1 FIM World Superbike
1:25pm 1:40pm Superpole #2 FIM World Superbike
1:45pm 2:15pm Pit walk
2:15pm 2:55pm Qualifying 2 AMA Pro SuperBike
3:05pm 3:15pm Qualifying 3 (top 12 from Q2) AMA Pro SuperBike
3:20pm 3:30pm Sighting Laps AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson
3:30pm 3:55pm RACE 11 laps AMA Pro Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson
4:00pm 4:15pm Podium Ceremonies
4:00pm 8:00pm Ninja Nights Fan Party presented by El Jefe Tequila
4:30pm 5:30pm Ducati Track Walk
Sunday, July 13
8:00am 8:10am Track system test
8:40am FIM Track Inspection
9:00am 9:15am Warm-Up FIM World Superbike
9:25am 9:45am Warm-Up AMA GoPro Daytona SportBIke
9:55am 10:15am Warm-Up AMA Pro SuperBike
10:20am FIM Track Inspection
10:40am Opening Ceremonies
10:40am 10:50am Sighting Laps FIM World Superbike
11:00am RACE 1 FIM World Superbike
12:00pm 12:15pm Podium Ceremonies FIM World Superbike Race 1
12:00pm 12:15pm Track Invasion
12:00pm AMA Autograph Session
12:15pm 1:15pm Lunch
12:15pm 12:40pm Pit Walk
12:20pm 12:45pm Alfa Romeo Laps
12:45pm 1:10pm VIP Rides
1:15pm 1:25pm Sighting Laps AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike
1:25pm 2:00pm RACE 20 laps AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBIke
2:05pm 2:20pm Podium Ceremonies AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike
2:05pm FIM Track Inspection
2:25pm 2:35pm Sighting Laps FIM World Superbike
2:45pm RACE 2 FIM World Superbike
3:45pm 4:00pm Podium Ceremonies FIM World Superbike Race 2
3:45pm 4:00pm Track Invasion
4:10pm 4:20pm Sighting Laps AMA Pro SuperBike
4:20pm 4:55pm RACE 23 laps AMA Pro SuperBike
5:00pm 5:15pm Podium Ceremonies AMA Pro SuperBike
GEICO Motorcycle has signed on as the presenting sponsor of one of the world’s premier motorcycle championship series. The GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship will be making its only appearance in North America on July 11-13 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on California’s scenic central coast.
With the inaugural race of 2014 firmly cemented, the riders, teams and manufacturers have a little time before Round 2 in Aragon, Spain comes charging into their sights. This round (2) really sets the tone for the grueling season ahead for these international athletes as racing with the eni FIM Superbike World Championship kicks into high gear.
Motorcycle enthusiasts eager to see the eni FIM Superbike World Championship return to the Monterey Peninsula may purchase tickets beginning January 22 at 8 a.m. PT online at MazdaRaceway.com or Ticketmaster.com or by calling the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ticket office at 800-327-7322.
The sounds of motorcycles will again roar through the central California hillsides as the eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to Monterey July 11-13, 2014 for its only U.S. appearance.
“When World Superbike returned to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this season we agreed to a three year contract,” says Gill Campbell, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/general manager. “We were very pleased with the first year and look forward to building upon its success.”
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 wind-breakers and sweatshirts, to ball caps and jackets. Be sure to visit the track souvenir store and make your choice.
There are numerous ways to get your brand noticed through a marketing and advertising program with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, either through a custom-built official partnership all the way up to an event title sponsorship.