A chain-reaction, multi-bike incident on the first lap of today’s second MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has resulted in the deaths of two competitors.
Bernat Martinez, of Alberic, Valencia, Spain, was transported from the raceway by ambulance to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) in Monterey, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was 35.
What: The eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round features international 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 World Superbike races 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.
Support Races: The inaugural season of MotoAmerica will bring its race series to Monterey. Fans will see Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup.
Tickets: To purchase tickets, please click HERE. All General Admission tickets are now a ’super’ ticket, which includes paddock pass, open grandstand seats (first come/first serve), and general parking in Purple.
Fan Activities: Catch all the excitement of the weekend by clicking HERE.
Directions & Parking Instructions: All motorcycles and vehicles, with the exception of BLUE and GREEN Parking Passes, are instructed to enter the raceway via South Boundary: GPS Coordinates for South Boundary Road are (Latitude, Longitude): 36 35’36.38”N, 121 49’52.10”W. Please note that Barloy Canyon Road (Watkins Gate) is closed.
After 10 a.m., parking in designated lots cannot be guaranteed. Please avoid the main entrance at Highway 68. Free parking is available.
Traveling South or North on Highway 1: Exit on Hwy 218 (Exit 403) Seaside/Del Rey Oaks exit, travel east, and continue for approximately 4 miles. Turn left on General Jim Moore Blvd. Turn right on South Boundary Rd and follow the signs to the Raceway.
Traveling South or North on Highway 101: Take the Monterey Peninsula/Sanborn Rd exit. Travel West on Sanborn Rd. to South Main St/Hwy 68. Make left turn onto Hwy 68. Take the Reservation Rd exit; turn left on Del Monte Blvd which turns into Highway 1. Exit on Highway 218 (Exit 403) Seaside/Del Rey Oaks exit, travel east for approximately 4 miles. Turn left on General Jim Moore Blvd. Turn right on South Boundary Rd and follow the signs to the Raceway.
More than 2,300 community volunteers are descending on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this week to help host the eni FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round July 17-19. The army of volunteers will put in more than 8,500 hours in exchange for donations to their clubs and charities.
Fans of international motorcycle road racing will get to meet some of the biggest names in the sport when Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts the Superbike World Championship Fan Party at Taverna Aventine in downtown San Francisco on July 15.
International motorcycle attention turns to Monterey, Calif. this week as the Superbike World Championship descends on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Round Nine of its 2015 race season. This is the third consecutive year for World Superbike in Monterey, which provides fans with thrilling action on the tight circuit turns.
Ducati enthusiasts across North America will flock to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round July 17-19, 2015. They will be cheering on their favorite Ducati riders and celebrating the third annual presentation of Ducati Island during this event. It is an entire world of Ducati located right in the middle of the race action between turns 2 and 3 of the world famous circuit.
The eni FIM Superbike World Championship storms into Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for its third consecutive year July 17-19 for its only U.S. appearance. And with it comes the all-new MotoAmerica series, which is the new home of the AMA Superbike Series.
As the seventh stop in its inaugural season, MotoAmerica promises thrilling action for competitors and racing fans. As the support races for the Superbike World Championship weekend in Monterey, fans will be able to see Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup
In the opening 18-lap encounter at MotorLand Aragon, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) claimed his fourth win of the season, equaling his previous best for number of victories in a year in just five starts. The Ulsterman came out on top at the end of an enthralling last lap, which saw him lose the lead only to retake it on the final corner from fellow Briton Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) who finished second, missing out the victory by a scant 0.051s.
Troy Bayliss’ return to the WorldSBK paddock at Phillip Island this weekend may be only temporary, but the excitement amongst fellow riders was evident by the bucketful on Thursday as the pre-event press conference was staged in Australia.
The eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on California’s scenic Central Coast for a third consecutive year July 17-19, 2015, and its only U.S. appearance.
“We continue to be pleased with the growth of the fan base for the Series,” says Gill Campbell, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/general manager. “With the continuation of GEICO as title sponsor, it seems clear that the U.S. motorcycle industry also sees this as an important event in which to reach out to their enthusiasts.”
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.
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.
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