LCR Honda MotoGP racer Randy de Puniet was the victim of an awful incident of bad luck at the Grand Prix Deutschland this weekend as he fractured the tibia and fibula in his left leg in a crash during yesterdays 30 lap race at the German track.
The Fiat Yamaha Team flies west today for the first North American stop of the season, at Laguna Seca in California. With Jorge Lorenzo leading the championship and Valentino Rossi back in action after six weeks out through injury, the team is in high spirits and looking forward to what is always a favourite race for all involved.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced that riders from the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix will be taking to the race track early on bicycles to kick-off the MotoGP and AMA race weekend. The Twilight Ride will take place on Wednesday, July 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the world-renowned circuit and fans are invited to join them.
The bike ride will be free to all ticket holders for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix and $10 to all other participants. All proceeds will be donated to charity.
The Official Artist of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Bill Patterson, revealed the poster art for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to Dan Gurney at Gurney’s All American Racers headquarters today. His exquisite painting of Gurney driving his Eagle race car will be featured throughout the event on banners, T-Shirts, posters and the event magazine.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has announced an offer for U.S. military families, both active and retired for all branches of the military. The ticket office has a special 30-percent discount on general admission tickets to the sixth annual Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 23-25, 2010. With three gifted American riders, Ben Spies, Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden to cheer on, it does not get more patriotic than this.
Starting from pole for the fifth time in a row, Lorenzo lost ground to his rivals at the fearsome downhill turn one and was relegated to third first time around. For the first few laps there was little he could do except hang on behind Pedrosa and Stoner but on the sixth lap Stoner ran wide and Lorenzo stormed through to take second. By now Pedrosa was nearly a second clear but Lorenzo’s pace had begun to improve and he started to push as hard as he could and exert some pressure on his fellow Spaniard.