A spectacular three-day crowd of 61,052 filled the hills and grandstands of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to witness some of the closest and most exciting motorcycle racing ever on the 11-turn 2.238-mile road course during the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round featuring the MotoAmerica Honda Superbike Showdown of California.
Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes took victory in WorldSBK Race 2, heading the Ducati duo of Davide Giugliano and Chaz Davies over the line in a race that would have been impossible to script.
Current Superbike World Championship point leader and reigning champion Jonathan Rea swapped the lead back and forth with Kawasaki Racing Team teammate and Superpole 1 winner Tom Sykes before taking over for good with five laps remaining for his first WorldSBK victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Rea beat his teammate to the finish line by 0.819-of-a-second. The victory came before thousands of enthusiastic fans who filled the paddock, hillsides and grandstands under sun-drenched California skies.
Chaz Davies picked up right where he left off from last year’s event sweep to earn the top spot in today’s second round of practice for the FIM Motul Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round during a full day of spectacular motorcycle road racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
While the on-track action is always hot and fast, the World Superbike Paddock Show keeps the adrenaline high off-track too. Fans will find Meet and Greets and autograph sessions, chat shows with the fastest men of the day, and even live commentary on most practice, qualifying and Race sessions.
An autograph session at 4:00 on Friday sees all WorldSBK riders head to the Paddock Show for an opportunity to come face to face with the fans, ahead of a paddock party that begins at 4:30.
The 2016 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship won’t be decided this coming weekend on the Monterey Peninsula, but the Honda Superbike Showdown most certainly will as the three-race series within a series concludes, July 8-10, with one rider set to leave Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday behind the wheel of a brand-new 2016 Honda Civic Sedan.
International teams competing in this weekend’s Superbike World Championship race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca start arriving today and with it comes the beginning of a significant economic impact for Monterey County.
With advance ticket sales up 25 percent over 2015, this year’s Motul FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round promises to deliver action for fans, businesses, area charities, sponsors and the large contingent of accompanying foreign journalists.
More than a dozen WorldSBK and MotoAmerica riders are scheduled to attend the Cycle Gear Bike Night fan party from 5-7 p.m. on July 6 at its Gilroy store at 6920 Chestnut St., Suite E-1. In addition to the rider meet and greet, there will be ticket giveaways to the WorldSBK / MotoAmerica event at Mazda Raceway as well as plenty of raffle prize giveaways. Riders scheduled to participate include:
Round 9 of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round featuring the MotoAmerica Honda Superbike Showdown of California is set to get underway July 8-10 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, with home country hero Nicky Hayden leading the charge at the legendary Monterey venue.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has teamed up with Skedaddle to offer fans wanting to attend the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship, July 8-10, the opportunity to use direct, crowd-sourced luxury bus rides. It’s as easy as a click of a button.
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Continuing the celebration of 40 years of AMA Superbike racing, MotoAmerica will display some of the iconic machinery from the past during the Honda Superbike Showdown of California at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, July 8-10. MotoAmerica returns to Monterey as part of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round. Fans will have the opportunity to take a step back in time and get a closer look at some of the motorcycles ridden by past champions.
With one more Round prior to making their lone U.S. appearance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca July 8-10, the riders are settling in to challenge points leader Jonathan Rea in the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round.
The 2006 MotoGP World Champion and 2002 AMA Superbike Champion Nicky Hayden is set for a special appearance at the Honda Superbike Showdown of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park this weekend (June 11 and 12), as the excitement grows ahead of Round 9 of the 2016 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round, to be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca July 8-10.
Ahead of the U.S. round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 2013 World Champion Tom Sykes will make an appearance at the Dainese D-Store San Francisco Tuesday, July 5. The British rider, who races with the Kawasaki Racing Team, will meet and mingle with fans from 4 to 7 p.m.
GEICO and Dorna WSBK Organisation (DWO) are pleased to announce GEICO as the Event Main Sponsor for Round 9 of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, to be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, July 8 – 10. The Round will be known as the GEICO Motorcycle US Round.
Get ready to cheer on American Nicky Hayden who is battling for victories in the World Superbike Championship.
Honda World Superbike Team rider Nicky Hayden crossed the line in Sepang on Sunday to take his first ever win in World Superbike. The American, a rookie in the class, took off from the pack in a supreme display of speed and control in difficult conditions. Ducati’s Davide Giugliano came home second after a late charge, ahead of reigning Champion Jonathan Rea.
WorldSBK came to life on the weekend of April 3, 1988, and exactly 28 years later is set to hit the milestone of 700 races in Race 2 at MotorLand Aragón. To celebrate three decades of the world’s top production motorcycle racing Championship, we take a look through the landmarks that laid the way to this new milestone.
The first hundred was reached in Spain: it was the 21st of June, 1992, and the track was Jarama. Race 1 was the milestone, and was won by Rob Phillis on a Kawasaki.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca began its now legendary status as an iconic motorcycle racing venue when Cal Rayburn and his No. 14 Harley-Davidson fended off the likes of Smart, Nixon, Romero, Carruthers, Scott, Brelsford, Hately and others to win the AMA-sanctioned Kawasaki Superbike International on July 23, 1972.
It was the start to what’s grown into nearly a half-century of the ultimate in motorcycle road racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Race Series will feature a new twist in 2016: The Honda Superbike Showdown, a three-race series within the Superbike Championship that will crown a champion and ultimately award the winner with a 2016 Honda Civic automobile.
The Honda Superbike Showdown will take place at three of the MotoAmerica Series: Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (June 3-5); Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama (June 11-12); and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California (July 8-10).
A chain-reaction, multi-bike incident on the first lap of today’s second MotoAmerica Superbike/Superstock 1000 race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has resulted in the deaths of two competitors.
Bernat Martinez, of Alberic, Valencia, Spain, was transported from the raceway by ambulance to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) in Monterey, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was 35.
Britain’s Chaz Davies continued his hot ways by grabbing pole position for Round 9 of the Superbike World Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Fans descended on the circuit to witness not only Davies’ first pole position in World Superbike, but also see the first-ever MotoAmerica champion crowned in Yamaha’s Joe Roberts.
Gates open at 7 a.m. for the full day of racing, paddock shows, stunt shows, autograph sessions and more for fans to experience the full power of world championship motorcycle racing. For ticket information, click HERE.
The early morning marine layer quickly gave way to bright sunshine on the surrounding hills and 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for a full day of Superbike World Championship Free Practice sessions 1 and 2. And at the end of the day, Aruba.IT Racing-Ducati SBK Team’s Chaz Davies sat atop with the fastest time of the day recorded in Free Practice 2.
Here is a full recap of Day 1 of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round.
More than 2,300 community volunteers are descending on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this week to help host the eni FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round July 17-19. The army of volunteers will put in more than 8,500 hours in exchange for donations to their clubs and charities.
International motorcycle attention turns to Monterey, Calif. this week as the Superbike World Championship descends on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Round Nine of its 2015 race season. This is the third consecutive year for World Superbike in Monterey, which provides fans with thrilling action on the tight circuit turns.
Fans of international motorcycle road racing will get to meet some of the biggest names in the sport when Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts the Superbike World Championship Fan Party at Taverna Aventine in downtown San Francisco on July 15.
Kawasaki’s popular bike show series continues with Kawasaki ROKs Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, presented by Riders of Kawasaki (ROK™), during the World Superbike Championship Weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
On Saturday, July 18, 2015, Kawasaki owners and enthusiasts are invited to hang out with us on the inside of turn 3 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. They can enter their own Kawasaki motorcycle into the bike show or enjoy event activities including music, food, giveaways, special guest appearances and more surprises throughout the day.
In the opening 18-lap encounter at MotorLand Aragon, Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) claimed his fourth win of the season, equaling his previous best for number of victories in a year in just five starts. The Ulsterman came out on top at the end of an enthralling last lap, which saw him lose the lead only to retake it on the final corner from fellow Briton Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team) who finished second, missing out the victory by a scant 0.051s.
Ducati enthusiasts across North America will flock to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round July 17-19, 2015. They will be cheering on their favorite Ducati riders and celebrating the third annual presentation of Ducati Island during this event. It is an entire world of Ducati located right in the middle of the race action between turns 2 and 3 of the world famous circuit.
The eni FIM Superbike World Championship storms into Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for its third consecutive year July 17-19 for its only U.S. appearance. And with it comes the all-new MotoAmerica series, which is the new home of the AMA Superbike Series.
As the seventh stop in its inaugural season, MotoAmerica promises thrilling action for competitors and racing fans. As the support races for the Superbike World Championship weekend in Monterey, fans will be able to see Superbike/Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600 and KTM RC Cup
Troy Bayliss’ return to the WorldSBK paddock at Phillip Island this weekend may be only temporary, but the excitement amongst fellow riders was evident by the bucketful on Thursday as the pre-event press conference was staged in Australia.
The eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on California’s scenic Central Coast for a third consecutive year July 17-19, 2015, and its only U.S. appearance.
“We continue to be pleased with the growth of the fan base for the Series,” says Gill Campbell, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/general manager. “With the continuation of GEICO as title sponsor, it seems clear that the U.S. motorcycle industry also sees this as an important event in which to reach out to their enthusiasts.”
Motorcycle and road racing fans soaked in the action under sunny skies at the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. The international racing series’ only U.S. stop attracted 49,408 people, which is 20 percent more than last year’s crowd of 41,175.
Time is running out to purchase the special Cruising Special for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round July 11-13.
There are two options available – with Motorcycle Parking is $170 per person and Includes 3-day General Admission, Paddock Pass, reserved grandstand seat at Turn 4 or Turn 11 and a parking pass that is valid for one motorcycle.
A similar pass is also available without parking for $120 per person that includes 3-Day General Admission, Paddock Pass and a reserved grandstand seat at Turn 4 or Turn 11.
The second qualifying session lived up to expectations as the WSBK riders did their best to finish inside the top 15, to guarantee themselves a spot for tomorrow morning’s Tissot-Superpole. Despite the temperature dropping considerably throughout the 1-hour session, lap-times significantly improved as the leading two riders were even able to break into the 1’23s barrier.
The battle for who will be crowned World Champion heats up next week in Monterey as riders prepare for their first visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, U.S. Round September 27-29.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Bell Helmets are at it again – offering race fans one of the coolest ways to commemorate the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, Monterey Round, with their very own limited edition Bell Star Carbon helmet.
With just two races separating eni FIM World Superbike’s return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, September 27-29, for its lone stop in the United States, Davide Giugliano (Althea Racing Aprilia) is setting his sights on the German Round that will take place this weekend at the Nurburgring. The young Italian had a difficult time at Silverstone three weeks ago, after crashing out and hurting his right foot during the Saturday’s Tissot-Superpole.
Race fans eager to see FIM World Superbike return to the Monterey Peninsula may purchase tickets beginning December 5 at 8 a.m. PT online at MazdaRaceway.com or by calling the ticket office at 800.327.7322.
World Superbike will be making its only U.S. appearance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca September 27-29, 2013.
Next year’s race schedule for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is shaping up to be the best season ever for motorcycle race fans with organizers announcing today that the eni FIM Superbike World Championship will be joining the MotoGP World Championship on the 2013 calendar. World Superbike will take place September 27-29, 2013 and is the series’ only U.S. appearance.
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