Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is pleased to announce its complete schedule of customer-focused activities for the July 19-21 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.
Many of the activities during the weekend will take place in the Yamaha Marketplace, which is located in the track infield between turns 5 and 6 at the Raceway. This will be the 8th consecutive year for the Yamaha Marketplace and for Yamaha’s ongoing partnership with the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Bell Helmets and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, today unveiled a commemorative helmet in honor of the 2013 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, taking place July 19-21 at the famed Northern California raceway. A limited run of the helmet will be available for purchase online during the weeks leading up to the event, as well as onsite during race weekend at the Mazda Raceway Superstore, while supplies last.
The roaring sounds of motorcycle engines will meet the soothing sounds of the Caribbean this year, as race fans attending the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be treated to the reggae-styling of The Original Wailers.
The Original Wailers will be performing on Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m. on the GE Capital Financial Stage in the Yamaha Marketplace at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The concert is the highlighted concluding act after a full day of motorcycle racing action. The concert is free to all ticketed Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix visitors.
Race fans attending this year’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be treated to a rockin’ national anthem.
Guitar legend and multi-platinum selling artist Joe Satriani is set to serenade the grid this year as he performs the Star-Spangled Banner at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday, July 21. Satriani will perform from the track just prior to the three-day event’s premier contest, the MotoGP™ World Championship race.
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo won a dramatic Gran Premio d’Italia TIM for the third successive year, leading home MotoGP™ championship leader Dani Pedrosa and Britain’s Cal Crutchlow, whilst local hero Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and Alvaro Bautista all crashed out of the race.
On Saturday, September 7 the Race ‘N’ Rod Nationals, presented by Mothers, will celebrate its fifth successful year as part of the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, powered by Mazda. This event is a favorite with fans and features some of the most beautiful cars and trucks ever built and customized.
For $35 Race ‘N’ Rod participants receive two Saturday race day general admission tickets, a T-shirt, Poker Run, Mothers Goody Bag and an on-track parade lap.
Riders for Health, the official charity of MotoGP™, raised $38,000 last weekend at its annual fundraiser at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. This unique, day-long event hosted by grand prix legend and co-founder of Riders for Health, Randy Mamola, began with a beautiful motorcycle tour of Carmel Valley and stop at the Robert Talbott winery. Participants returned to Mazda Raceway for a delicious catered lunch.
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo went fastest in a dramatic day of free practices at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM in Mugello ahead of teammate Valentino Rossi and Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow, as Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez escaped serious injury in a high-speed accident at the end of the fast start/finish straight.