On the eve of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca at Thursday’s press conference, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies, joined by championship leader Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards, confirmed that he will be leaving the team at the end of the year, yet remained tight-lipped on his plans for 2013. This has subsequently sent so-called “silly season” into overdrive with regards to riders’ contracts, especially with Ducati Team’s Rossi considering his future options for next year.
A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place Logistics are the Key
For the hundreds of workers and volunteers at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca it is crunch time. There are just two days to get the final small pieces in place for this week’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. For the professional race staff of Dorna, the sanctioning body for MotoGP™, the majority of their set up is complete and they are ready for a successful race.
With 140,000 spectators expected over three days for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, an extensive plan has been put in to place to offset their impact on the community.
The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), the not-for profit organization that manages the race events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, has teamed up with The Offset Project, a local 501(c)3 dedicated to environmental stewardship at regional events and business.
Following a hectic European race schedule, the MotoGP™ premier-class is making its way to sunny California to contest the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo looking to extend his lead at the top of the championship standings.
AMA Pro Road Racing will once again be featured alongside the international stars of MotoGP this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as part of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. The international event held at the legendary 2.238-mile natural road course in Monterey, Calif. is a huge weekend for all things motorcycle road racing, and is the place to be on this July weekend for fans who want to sample the very best in the sport from famous vantage points like the legendary Corkscrew or Ducati Island.
Steve Rapp may be a name that has a strong association with the AMA racing series, yet now he is taking a leap onto the world stage in the MotoGP™ series with two wildcard appearances on board his Attack Performance CRT machine.
AMA Pro Racing Adds to the Weekend’s Race Excitement
America’s rising motorcycle stars will be out in full support of the MotoGP™ World Championship at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. AMA Pro Racing brings their own fan following with a strong group of well-known competitors, as well as some of the brightest newcomers.
Americans Return Home to Start Second Half of MotoGP™ Season
The Red Bull United States Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca starts the second half of the World Championship season. It also provides Nicky Hayden (Owensboro, KY), Ben Spies (Memphis, TN) and Colin Edwards (Houston, TX) a brief return home from the grueling international travel demands. MotoGP™ teams travel to 18 circuits between April 8 (Qatar) and November 9 (Spain).