MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 17, 2012 – Action started yesterday at the 2012 running of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, held annually at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in the hills near the picturesque seaside town of Monterey. As a company with a near-unrivalled heritage of motorsport success, as well as the only Asian car company to ever win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Mazda is participating in this year’s event with three significant vehicles from its heritage collection, a 1990 Mazda 787 Group C, a 1991 Mazda RX-7 IMSA GTO and a 1992 Mazda RX-792P IMSA GTP.
America’s most popular form of motorsports will nudge its way onto the vintage race scene this summer when 27 historic stock cars participate in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Scheduled for August 17-19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, the event will feature the Shelby Cobra as its traditionally feted annual marque, but the addition of the stock cars promises to add a new dimension to the hundreds of sports and race cars entered in the historic race.
American racing icon Carroll Shelby, born January 11, 1923, is the dynamic figure behind the almighty Shelby Cobra. This year at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra will be celebrated as the featured marque.
Be sure to mark August 17-19 on your calendar, as this will be the biggest Cobra celebration of the year.
Save money by purchasing advance tickets online and be assured a spot at this historic gathering.
Today was the day everyone was waiting for, or at least the 30 or so thousand people flocking to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion were waiting for it: the chance to see 45 competition Shelby Cobras charging around California’s famously challenging 2.238-mile road course known as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Cobras are part of the Reunion’s celebration of the Shelby Cobra’s 50th Anniversary, and besides those signed up for racing, there were hundreds more in the paddock, surrounding corrals, and even in a museum-quality Heritage Display, not to mention those driving the s
It’s not every day that the chairman of an automobile company swaps his suit and tie for a Nomex driving suit and straps himself into a race car, but that’s Ludwig Willisch’s style. As head of BMW North America, Willisch will pilot a 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 17-19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The long winter wait is over as Yamaha Factory Racing prepare this week for the first race of the 2013 MotoGP season, The Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit. The unique night-time race schedule will mean that the first practice session of the weekend will happen in just one day’s time, on Thursday 04th April.
Yamaha Factory Racing launched their 2013 colours in front of the world’s MotoGP Media at the Jerez de La Frontera Circuit in Spain.
Reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and returning teammate Valentino Rossi were on-hand to reveal their 2013 liveries in the Yamaha Factory Racing pit garage before joining a press conference with some of Yamaha’s top management to answer questions for the media.
With hundreds of thousands of fans flocking to the Monterey Peninsula to attend the races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the facility is enhancing their experience by partnering with local business to offer great discounts.
The Corkscrew Passport app has launched and is now available for free download on iTunes. The new app allows users to make reservations at participating partner restaurants, get directions and post to the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca fan wall.
As MotoGP™ prepares to start the 2013 season, motorcycle racing fans are snatching up the limited number of hospitality and VIP suites in anticipation of the return of their favorite riders to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, featuring the MotoGP™ World Championship roars back onto the Monterey Peninsula July 19-21, 2013, bringing with it fans from around the globe.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is offering free exhibit space to local businesses that would like to showcase their services to the 35,000 fans that are expected to pack the race track over three days for the American Le Mans Monterey race, May 9-11.
To qualify for free exhibitor space, the business must be headquartered in Monterey, Santa Cruz or San Benito County, have less than 500 employees and can not be a food or beverage company.