A sun-soaked Laguna Seca welcomed the MotoGP paddock to American soil today, where Jorge Lorenzo looked on good form to finish the opening session in second and his Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi made a solid start for sixth position. The Fiat Yamaha M1s are running in a special livery here to celebrate the forthcoming launch of the Fiat 500 car in the United States, which features the faces of 500 fans on both bikes and the riders’ leathers.
The AMA Pro SuperSport riders put on quite a show today in the action packed 18 lap race here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix event. Riding his LTD Racing Yamaha with an engine that hadn’t turned a lap until the warm-up lap, Huntley Nash endured a red flag race stoppage and relentless pressure from Top Gun rider Tyler O’Hara and went on to take his second career AMA Pro SuperSport win.
The suburb north of LA is normally home to a lot of television and film production and star sightings are commonplace, but on Tuesday it was teeming with motorcycle racers… Fiat Yamaha’s championship leader Jorge Lorenzo, Monster Tech 3 Yamaha riders Ben Spies and Colin Edwards; Yamaha legends Kenny Roberts Sr., Eddie Lawson, and Wayne Rainey – even AMA Superbike championship leader Josh Hayes and Ben Bostrom were all spotted in the nondescript warehouse district near Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport – not a typical transfer point on the way to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The exciting AMA Pro SuperSport class will show the world just how bright the future is for American motorcycle racing with another race in this year’s AMA Pro SuperSport Championship at the July 23-25, 2010 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Valentino Rossi is officially entered to ride in the sixth annual Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca July 23-25.
“We were very concerned for Valentino after his accident in Italy,” said Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “But it is like Christmas to hear that he will once again be challenging the Corkscrew this year. We are thrilled for him.”
Hot off the heals of an exciting weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike series will once again take to the track for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, July 23-25. The battle for this year’s championship is up for grabs but two riders in particular laid claim to the title at last weekend’s Mid-Ohio race.