MotoGP Riders Face Serious Hills and Technical Challenges at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
MotoGP World Championship Agreement Extends Through 2014
Race fans can rest assured that all the thrills, spills and excitement of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix will continue at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca through at least the 2014 race season. No other road course in the U.S. challenges these world champion riders with such a dynamic, heart pounding combination of 11 turns, dramatic elevation changes of up to 300 feet and the plunging blind Corkscrew turn that drops an equivalent of ten stories.
The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, featuring MotoGP World Championship July 22-24 is part of a solid five race season schedule at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Thousands of fans flock to Monterey to see the top international riders compete for the World Championship. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the few tracks where fans can get up close to the riders and action.
Defending World Champion Jorge Lorenzo of the Yamaha Factory Racing team returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this year along with popular riders like Valentino Rossi, Ben Spies and Casey Stoner.
“Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the most special tracks in the world. I had always dreamed of riding here,” said Jorge Lorenzo. “My first years of MotoGP at the raceway were difficult and I had some serious crashes. But, finally, last year I had my first victory on this great track. I am really looking forward to riding again in California and diving my Yamaha YZR-M1 into the Corkscrew.”
The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix is a festive family environment that provides nonstop activities. In addition to the on-track racing, there is a spectacular collection of activities that range from stunt riding exhibitions and rider talks, children’s play area, and live musical performances.
For tickets and hospitality packages for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring MotoGP World Championship, visit www.MazdaRaceway.com or call (800) 327-7322.