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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heading into this weekend’s MotoGP race at Germany’s Sachsenring, the three popular American riders all find themselves in the top 10.
The “Kentucky Kid” Nicky Hayden of the Ducati Team holds a slim three point lead over Memphis-born Ben Spies of Yamaha Factory Racing in a battle for fifth and sixth place, respectively. Houston native Colin Edwards of the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team is running in ninth and within close striking distance to eighth.
There must be something in the warm California afternoon sun that suits Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo, who turned in the fastest lap of the two practice sessions at 1’22.056, just 0.141 ahead of Dani Pedrosa of the Repsol Honda Team. Casey Stoner, also of Repsol Honda Team, captured the fastest time in the morning session, circling the 2.238-mile circuit in 1’22.402.
The pursuit for the MotoGP World Championship title resumes today as riders take the green flag at 2 p.m. PST for the start of the Red Bull United States Grand Prix. More than 200 million viewers worldwide are expected to tune in for Round 10 of the MotoGP World Championship.