The second qualifying session lived up to expectations as the WSBK riders did their best to finish inside the top 15, to guarantee themselves a spot for tomorrow morning’s Tissot-Superpole. Despite the temperature dropping considerably throughout the 1-hour session, lap-times significantly improved as the leading two riders were even able to break into the 1’23s barrier.
For 25 years, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has served as the “home” for Grand Prix motorcycle racing in the United States, having staged 15 world championship Grands Prix since 1988. Unfortunately, and in spite of loyal support from fans, sponsors and media, there will not be a 16th U.S. Grand Prix in 2014.
At this time, the U.S. is only able to support two MotoGP events. The support provided by the states of Texas and Indiana make it difficult for us, as a not-for-profit, to currently compete.
The battle for who will be crowned World Champion heats up next week in Monterey as riders prepare for their first visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, U.S. Round September 27-29.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Bell Helmets are at it again – offering race fans one of the coolest ways to commemorate the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, Monterey Round, with their very own limited edition Bell Star Carbon helmet.
Jordan Taylor and Wayne Taylor Racing once again held off three-time defending Rolex Series champions Chip Ganassi Racing to win Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. With the victory, Taylor and co-driver Max Angelelli carry an eight-point lead (304-296) over the Ganassi duo of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas heading into the season finale at Lime Rock Park.
Intercity Istanbul Park will be the 46th track to host a World Superbike round, the third introduced in this decade after Motorland (2011) and Moscow (2012).
In the previous decade (2000-2009) nine new venues made their debut in the series: Valencia and Oschersleben in 2000, Lausitzring and Imola in 2001, Silverstone in 2002, Losail in 2005, Vallelunga in 2007, Miller Motorsport Park and Portimao in 2008. Among these, three are still present in the current calendar: Imola, Silverstone and Algarve.
Spencer Pumpelly drove away after a late-race restart to win Sunday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, scoring his first victory of the season with Jim Norman in the No. 38 BGB Motorsports/Calcium Pro Porsche Carrera at the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, powered by Mazda.