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Congratulations Jorge Lorenzo

2012 MotoGP™ World Champion

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo placed second on the podium at  the Grand Prix of Australia to claim his second MotoGP World Championship title, becoming Spain’s first-ever double premier-class Grand Prix Champion.

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Advance Ticket Sales Start October 10 for 2013 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

First Opportunity for MotoGP Fans to Purchase Event Tickets

Tickets for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s largest spectator event, the 2013 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring the MotoGP™ World Championship (July 19-21), go on sale Wednesday Oct. 10.

Beginning at 8 a.m. (PST) motorcycle enthusiasts can log on to MazdaRaceway.com or call 800-327-7322 to purchase general admission, reserved grandstand seats, parking and paddock passes for the MotoGP World Championship’s return to the Monterey Peninsula.

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MotoGP™ Roars Back to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2013

The MotoGP™ World Championship will make its ninth consecutive appearance at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix July 19-21, 2013. The current agreement calls for the MotoGP World Championship series to continue at the highly acclaimed circuit through at least 2014.

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Lorenzo charges to dominant victory in dramatic Misano race

At this weekend’s Gran Premio Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera de Rimini in Misano it was Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo who charged to a dominant victory in a dramatic race ahead of Valentino Rossi and Álvaro Bautista.

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Valentino Rossi’s Return to Yamaha Factory Racing to be a Boost for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Ending weeks of speculation, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd announced today that Valentino Rossi has signed on to ride for the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP™ team for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Rossi won four of his seven MotoGP™ World Champion titles while with Yamaha. He will once again join teammate and rival, current MotoGP™ Championship points leader and 2010 World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo in the Yamaha garage.

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Hayes Racks up Record Eight AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Wins in a Row at Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

 The 2012 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season is quickly becoming a numbers game.

That is, the historic numbers two-time defending AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes continues to accumulate as he storms through the ‘12 campaign in unprecedented fashion.

The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha-backed superstar was untouchable once again as he continued to run roughshod over the competition at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the MotoGP World Championship paddock watching on shortly after contesting the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.

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Stoner storms to victory in close-fought Laguna Seca race

At this weekend’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix in Laguna Seca it was Repsol Honda Team’s Casey Stoner who recorded a hard-fought victory ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.

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Lorenzo Claims Fourth Consecutive Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Pole

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo delivered a signature scorching performance this afternoon to take his fourth consecutive Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca pole position start ahead of tomorrow’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.

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Pedrosa the benchmark in Laguna as Hayden re-signs for Ducati

The MotoGP™ contingent was greeted by sunny Californian skies as it took to the Laguna Seca circuit for the first two practice sessions of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on Friday, where Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa set the pace in the afternoon session ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner.

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Rossi and Spies reignite “silly season” ahead of Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

On the eve of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca at Thursday’s press conference, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies, joined by championship leader Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards, confirmed that he will be leaving the team at the end of the year, yet remained tight-lipped on his plans for 2013. This has subsequently sent so-called “silly season” into overdrive with regards to riders’ contracts, especially with Ducati Team’s Rossi considering his future options for next year.

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Daily Update – July 25, 2012

Bradl Warms up for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on the Streets of San Francisco
Lombard Street Makes Good Practice for “The Corkscrew”

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Daily Update – July 24, 2012

A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place
Logistics are the Key

For the hundreds of workers and volunteers at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca it is crunch time. There are just two days to get the final small pieces in place for this week’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. For the professional race staff of Dorna, the sanctioning body for MotoGP™, the majority of their set up is complete and they are ready for a successful race.

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For Yamaha MotoGP Riders, It’s “Challenger Accepted” In Preparation For Latest Video

In advance of this weekend’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Yamaha MotoGP riders are visiting Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., headquarters today. And a visit to the U.S. mother ship wouldn’t be complete without taking part in a video to commemorate the occasion.

Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies, along with Monster Yamaha Tech 3 riders Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso were caught in action, each with their own Hemi-powered Dodge Challengers, which will also play a starring role in the soon-to-be-released video.

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Daily Update – July 23, 2012

Waste Not, Want Not

With 140,000 spectators expected over three days for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, an extensive plan has been put in to place to offset their impact on the community.

The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), the not-for profit organization that manages the race events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, has teamed up with The Offset Project, a local 501(c)3 dedicated to environmental stewardship at regional events and business.

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AMA Pro Road Racing Joins MotoGP this Weekend at Mazda Raceway

AMA Pro Road Racing will once again be featured alongside the international stars of MotoGP this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as part of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. The international event held at the legendary 2.238-mile natural road course in Monterey, Calif. is a huge weekend for all things motorcycle road racing, and is the place to be on this July weekend for fans who want to sample the very best in the sport from famous vantage points like the legendary Corkscrew or Ducati Island.

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“The Corkscrew” awaits as MotoGP™ descends on Mazda Raceway

 

Following a hectic European race schedule, the MotoGP™ premier-class is making its way to sunny California to contest the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo looking to extend his lead at the top of the championship standings.

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Daily Update – July 22, 2012

Who Will We See Atop the Podium?

One week from today there will be a winner celebrating atop the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix podium at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The question is who?

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix – Daily Update July 21, 2012

AMA Pro Racing Adds to the Weekend’s Race Excitement

America’s rising motorcycle stars will be out in full support of the MotoGP™ World Championship at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. AMA Pro Racing brings their own fan following with a strong group of well-known competitors, as well as some of the brightest newcomers.

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Daily Update – July 20, 2012

Americans Return Home to Start Second Half of MotoGP™ Season

The Red Bull United States Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca starts the second half of the World Championship season. It also provides Nicky Hayden (Owensboro, KY), Ben Spies (Memphis, TN) and Colin Edwards (Houston, TX) a brief return home from the grueling international travel demands. MotoGP™ teams travel to 18 circuits between April 8 (Qatar) and November 9 (Spain).

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Wild Card Steve Rapp on the “Attack” for Red Bull U.S Grand Prix

Steve Rapp may be a name that has a strong association with the AMA racing series, yet now he is taking a leap onto the world stage in the MotoGP™ series with two wildcard appearances on board his Attack Performance CRT machine.

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix – Daily Update July 19, 2012

 

Be a Part of the Day of Stars
Official Charity of MotoGP™ Offers Fans a Day to Remember

There is still time for fans to purchase a ticket to one of the coolest experiences any MotoGP™ enthusiast will ever have at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: the Day of Stars.

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix – Daily Update July 18, 2012

Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix by the Numbers

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix – Daily Update July 17, 2012

All Eyes on Us
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Prepares to be the Focus of the World

There is a phenomenal following around the world for MotoGP™. The combination of amazing overtaking maneuvers, speeds of up to 200 mph and ecstatic and often elaborate victory celebrations continue to attract more and more fans each year to the competitive motorcycle racing that is MotoGP™.

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix – Daily Update July 16, 2012

Lorenzo Leads MotoGP™ Championship Standings 
Going Into the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

2010 World Champion Jorge Lorenzo will arrive at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to compete in the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix in fine shape atop the MotoGP™ championship standings.

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MotoGP™ hits popular Mugello with Lorenzo in the lead

Just hours after announcing his two-year contract extension with the Repsol Honda Team partnering Moto2™ rider Marc Márquez, Dani Pedrosa joined championship leader Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi at the press conference on Thursday marking the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM at Mugello.

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Season-first win for Pedrosa as Lorenzo regains lead at Sachsenring

The MotoGP™ classes encountered glorious sunshine, torrential rain and an incredibly dramatic last lap at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachsenring, where Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa took his first victory of the season in front of Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso.

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Bradl pleases home crowd on day one at Sachsenring

LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl has high expectations heaped on him by an excited home crowd and in today’s first day of practices at Sachsenring circuit the premier class rookie gave his local fans something to celebrate as he set the second fastest lap time in the wet behind Pedrosa.

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Activity Abounds at Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring the MotoGP World Championship July 27-29 offers a variety of off-track action to complement the competition of world premier motorcycle racing.

Throughout the weekend there will be live music, rider Q&As and autograph sessions, stunt shows and plenty of kids activities including demo rides, the Strider Cup Adventure Zone and MY Museum’s Wheelie Mobilee in the family-friendly Yamaha Marketplace.

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Strider Cup Returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Balance, coordination and confidence all develop naturally when children experience group play and friendly competition. The Strider Cup® can be just that venue for learning.

The Strider Cup returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday July 29 during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, part of the MotoGP World Championship July 27-29.

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Yamaha Factory Racing Prepare for the Historic Assen TT

The MotoGP paddock arrives in The Netherlands this week for the only Saturday race of the year, The Assen TT on the 30th June. Yamaha Factory rider Jorge Lorenzo arrives at the Assen circuit having won the last three consecutive races and leading the Championship by 25 points. The Dutch circuit is a favourite of his, having won there in all three Grand Prix classes.

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Spies Finds Early Form in Silverstone

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Ben Spies was quick to find his form this afternoon in the first day of practice for the Grand Prix of Great Britain at the Silverstone circuit. Despite a small crash at turn 15 in the morning wet session, Spies was back out and fast from the start in the afternoon as the sun came out. Having led for most of the session the Texan wrapped up day one in second just 0.034 seconds behind Casey Stoner in first.

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Yamaha Confirms Lorenzo for 2013 and 2014

Press Statement – Tuesday 12th June 2012, 09.00hrs CET, Gerno di Lesmo (Italy)

It is with great pleasure that Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd can confirm the extension of Jorge Lorenzo’s contract to ride for the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team for 2013 and 2014.

Jorge Lorenzo joined Yamaha in 2008, achieving fourth place in his first season and claiming the Rookie of the Year title. He was then second in 2009, went on to become MotoGP World Champion in 2010 and was second again in 2011.

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Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Literally Gives You Wings

Looking for a unique way to do some laps around the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca track? Take to the sky for a bird’s eye view of the race action with Specialized Helicopters. During the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring the MotoGP World Championship July 27-29, helicopter rides will be available for just $40 per person or $100 for three passengers.

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Tommy Hayden to Ride for Yamaha for Remainder of Daytona SportBike Season

 

The Yamaha Extended Service/Graves/Yamaha team is pleased to announce that Tommy Hayden will continue to compete for the team in AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike throughout the entirety of the 2012 season, and he will also be racing a YZF-R6 carrying the #22, Tommy’s iconic, signature number. The announcement was made by Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha.

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Lorenzo retakes championship lead after Le Mans

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo retook the championship lead once again at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France as he dominated in tricky conditions, finishing ahead of Valentino Rossi, who recorded his best Ducati result ever.

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Stoner announces retirement at end of 2012

Reigning MotoGP™ World Champion Casey Stoner confirmed on Thursday that he would retire from the sport at the end of the 2012 season.

The Repsol Honda rider addressed the media at the start of the official pre-event press conference for the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, making a short statement in which he outlined the reasons behind his decision.

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New Ducati engine set for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Speaking about Valentino Rossi’s seventh place at last weekend’s Grande Prémio de Portugal Circuito Estoril, he said: “I think the result yesterday is based mainly on the small steps taken between one practice session and the next, keeping the same basic bike set-up and just trying to solve the small problems that you have practice by practice. Of course the result is better than before, but it is not at the level we are expecting, so we know we have to close the gap.”

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MotoGP set to fight it out on Portuguese turf

Following an enthralling race weekend at the inaugural European round in Jerez, the MotoGP™ World Championship heads across the border to contest the Gran Prémio de Portugal Circuito Estoril.

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Jerez Welcomes MotoGP Stars

MotoGP™ championship leader Jorge Lorenzo was joined by reigning World Champion Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden, Cal Crutchlow and CRT rider Randy de Puniet at the press conference marking the second MotoGP round at the Gran Premio bwin de España in Jerez.

Factory Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo, who has enjoyed significant success at the Spanish track over the years, taking the last two wins here in the premier class, is confident ahead of Sunday’s race and is looking to extend his lead at the top of the standings.

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MotoGP Returns to Europe for Round Two at Jerez

After a dazzling start to the 2012 season under the floodlights of Qatar, the MotoGP paddock returns to Europe for the Gran Premio bwin de España at the Jerez circuit. Yamaha Factory Racing arrive in confident mood following an inspired start to the Championship from rider Jorge Lorenzo. The Mallorcan claimed an historic victory for the first ever 1000cc MotoGP race, also his first at Qatar in the premier class. The Andalucian circuit is a favourite for Lorenzo with two successive 250cc wins in 2006 and 2007 and two premier class victories in 2010 and 2011.

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SportsFanExpress teams up with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to reduce traffic with bus pick-up locations

SportsFanExpress has partnered with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to provide MotoGP racing fans a transportation solution during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday, July 29.

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Lorenzo and Spies ready for Losail

This Sunday sees the long awaited and hugely anticipated season opening race of the 2012 MotoGP™ Championship at the Losail circuit in Qatar. Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies will line up on the grid under the spectacular floodlights alongside their rivals for the first true test of the 1000cc era. A strong winter testing period with very competitive times means both riders arrive in Qatar confident in the abilities of their all-new 1000cc YZR-M1 as they set their sights on the podium.

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Yamaha Factory Racing Unveils 2012 Livery

The Jerez circuit was the setting for the official presentation of the 2012 YZR-M1 on Thursday, as the Yamaha Factory Racing team unveiled its livery for the forthcoming campaign.

On the eve of the final pre-season MotoGP™ Test at the track, Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies were in attendance to show off their 2012 machines to the press which had assembled in the Yamaha team box, and both riders expressed their delight at the new-look M1.

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Freestyle Street Extreme Returns to Entertain Fans at Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

Once an underground phenomenon, freestyle riders now merit center stage. Three of their stars will perform at the Freestyle Street Extreme in the Yamaha Marketplace during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring the MotoGP World Championship July 27-29.

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Law Tigers to Provide Helmet and Leather Check Tents at no Charge to Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix Fans

The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring the MotoGP World Championship returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for its eighth consecutive year with a new sponsor, Law Tigers, offering free helmet and leather check tents for visiting fans. Staffed and secured, the tents will be prominently located at key motorcycle parking lots.

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MotoGp Hopeful Elena Myers wins at Daytona

 

Elena Myers claims second career AMA victory, first female winner at Daytona.

Elena Myers, who rode Suzuki’s GSV-R bike on the eve of last year’s Indianapolis Grand Prix, took another small step towards her dream of becoming the first female MotoGP rider by making history at Daytona.

“Any girl in MotoGP would be good, but I hope I’m the first,” said Myers after the Indianapolis appearance. “That’s my goal, and I’m trying hard every day to get there.”

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Ultimate Experience for Future CyclistsSTRIDER Adventure Zone at Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

The Strider Adventure Zone will return to family friendly Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 27 to 29. For budding young cyclists who love having fun with a competitive edge, Strider Adventure Zone will host the Strider Cup race on Sunday, July 29.

Strider makes no-pedal bikes that help toddlers learn balance and coordination before pedaling, which develops confidence and bike handling skills. Children from 18 months to five years of age will have a chance to experience riding at the Strider Adventure Zone.

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Lorenzo and Spies Provide the X-Factor at the ‘First Ever’ International MotoXpo in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 26/02/2012

Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies were the star guests this afternoon for the ‘First Ever’ International MotoXpo Show in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). The MotoGP riders arrived in Malaysia early for the second of the two Sepang tests to attend the event as guests of Hong Leong Yamaha Motor.

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Yamaha Factory Racing Completes Successful Test

The Yamaha Factory Racing Team completed the first test of the 2012 season at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies spent the three track days working to develop the base set up of the 1000cc YZR-M1 ahead of the second Sepang test in one month’s time.