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.
It was a spectacular weekend for the Red Bull United States Grand Prix as 136,285 fans filled Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to see Repsol Honda Team rider Casey Stoner (Aus.) strengthen his lead over Yamaha Factory Racing Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) in the World Championship standings.
With the rolling landscape and park benches on a perfectly-groomed lawn, you might think you were in Bavaria, which is exactly what Porsche Cars North America intends with its Porsche Park-in-the-Paddock – located amongst the vintage race cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV, October 14 – 16, 2011.
Eleven years before Phil Hill became the first American Formula One World Champion, driving for Scuderia Ferrari in 1961, he was honing his considerable talents in sports car races. One of 23-year-old Hill’s first prominent wins occurred in a Jaguar XK120 in 1950 at the inaugural Pebble Beach Road Races’ narrow 2.1-mile tree-lined course.
The Monterey Off Road Cycling Association is gearing up for the peninsula’s biggest event of the year, Classic Car Week, by hosting a historic bicycle-themed twilight ride Wednesday, August 10 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Porsche Motorsport of Stuttgart, Germany, today announced that its ground-breaking Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Version 2.0 will make its racing debut on the West Coast on September 17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Monterey’s historic Fisherman’s Wharf will set the stage for the kick off of Classic Car Week with the Monterey Motorsports Reunion Classic, presented by Jaguar, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the Fisherman’s Wharf Association.
For historic racing and classic car fans, there’s only one place to be in August, and that’s the Monterey Peninsula for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. There are 550 extraordinary historic race and sports cars entered that represent nearly every era of motorsports – doing what they were constructed to do, and that’s rev their engines in anger on a beautiful, yet challenging race track.
More than 550 extraordinary race cars will amass on August 19 – 21 to confront one of America’s most challenging race courses: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. The 2.238 mile road course with its 11 turns and 300 foot elevation changes is as demanding for drivers as it is thrilling for spectators, who get a panoramic view of racing action from the grandstands and viewing fields.