The normal Wednesday commute to work for the residents of downtown Barcelona was transformed this morning as MotoGP came alive on the doorstep of the iconic Sagrada Familia in the heart of the city. The area was brought to a standstill as commuters, tourists and local workers alike were witness to a personal MotoGP grid experience courtesy of Yamaha Factory Racing and reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo.
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. is pleased to announce another incredible opportunity to bid on two of its American MotoGP riders’ racing gear, all to benefit Feed the Children, Yamaha Motor Corporation’s corporate charity.
The first set of leathers to be auctioned are directly off the back of Team Yamaha Factory rider, “The Texas Terror”, Ben Spies, who has generously donated a set of his original Alpinestars factory leathers, boots and gloves.
Event Features Three Full Days of Motorcycle Racing and Plenty of Fan Activities
Motorcycle racing fans will once again flock to the Monterey Peninsula as The Red Bull United States Grand Prix, featuring the MotoGP World Championship returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on July 22-24, 2011.
2011 marks a very special moment in two wheeled motorsport as the 50th Anniversary of World Championship Grand Prix racing for Yamaha. As part of a series of ongoing activities to celebrate this landmark Yamaha Factory Racing will run a special livery, the ‘YZR-M1 WGP50th Anniversary Edition’ for the Assen TT and Laguna Seca races.
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and 2010 Rookie of the Year Ben Spies will unveil the livery at a special event on Wednesday 22nd June close to the Assen circuit
The top freestyle street extreme riders in the world return to perform in the Yamaha Marketplace during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring MotoGP World Championship July 22-24.
Presented by E3, a leader in action sports, motorsports and stunt entertainment, the featured stunt riders are Aaron Colton (Ducati), Chris “Teach” McNeil (BMW), J Beats (Kawasaki) and Bill Dixon (Yamaha). These riders are the ambassadors, driving forces and main reasons behind the rise in popularity and exposure for the sport in the mainstream over the past few years. Colton, McNeil and Dixon have a long history of performing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and J Beats will be making his debut at the world-renowned facility.
New Ticket and Transportation Packages Available for MotoGP Fans
Looking for a fun and cost effective way to travel to the races without having to worry about parking? Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has teamed up with SportsFanExpress to provide a new luxury transportation option for race fans.
SportsFanExpress offers packages that couples luxury motorcoach transportation from a number of convenient pick up locations and Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix tickets.
MotoGP stars, exclusive memorabilia and suite access at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and it’s all for a good cause – Riders for Health.
Riders for Health is an international non-profit organization that mobilizes health workers in Africa with reliable motorcycles so that they can reach rural communities with essential health care services. The charity works closely with MotoGP and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to heighten awareness of its programs among their seasoned fans.
Experience the thrill of pedaling Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca alongside MotoGP and AMA riders with a twilight bicycle ride coinciding with the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring MotoGP World Championship.
The ride takes place on Wednesday, July 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. and is free to Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix ticket holders and $10 to other participants. All proceeds will be donated to charity.
Texan Ben Spies chose to kick off Yamaha’s 50th Anniversary of Grand Prix Racing in style by delivering a flawless performance at the Assen TT to claim his first ever MotoGP race win. Spies had been on form all weekend delivering consistent fast race pace in all sessions whether wet or dry and been beaten to pole by a mere 0.009 seconds by Marco Simoncelli.
After this weekend’s race in Germany, the MotoGP World Championship returns to the Monterey Peninsula for the Red Bull United States Grand Prix. In just eight days, the field of international riders led by points leaders Casey Stoner (Australia), Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) and Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) descend on one of the most technically-demanding tracks on the MotoGP World Championship schedule — Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.