Tag Archive: Laguna Seca

Jul 13

Sykes wins a hectic Race 2 at Laguna Seca

“The aim was to win the race” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - Laguna Seca - Tom Sykes Day 3 The second WSBK race at Laguna Seca was as hot on track as the air temperature as after two red flags and restarts, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) came out victorious in the 7 lap sprint race that put an end to the ninth round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, which saw a total 49,408 attendants during the three days.

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Jul 13

Melandri heads Aprilia one-two in first race

The Italian rider adds another victory to his tally of 16 WSBK race wins

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black After 25 thrilling laps, Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) has won the opening race of the day at Laguna Seca.

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Jul 12

Chaz Davies heads the WSBK field on opening day

Great speed and consistency on the opening day of action

WSBK - Laguna Seca - Chaz Davies Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team) has set the fastest lap in the Free Practice combined times today at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 1’23.293s, edging second place Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) by only 21 thousandths of a second.

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May 05

Kuno Wittmer finishes Eighth at Laguna Seca

Continental Tires Grand Prix Powered by Mazda

2014-05-04 - Kuno Wittmer - Laguna Seca (2) Montreal driver Kuno Wittmer contested this past weekend’s fourth round of the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship on the Laguna Seca road track, in Salinas, California.

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Mar 11

U.S. round at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca confirmed

On California’s scenic central coast

WSBK Corkscrew GEICO Motorcycle has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship which will take place on July 11-13 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Young caps off solid season at Laguna Seca

Ben Young’s steadfast progress this season earned him 13th overall

Ben YoungThe GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season reached its exciting conclusion this past weekend as the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike teams returned to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to compete on the global stage alongside the eni FIM Superbike World Championship.

Flagworld’s photo album

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Sep 24

Countdown is on for Laguna Seca WSBK return

The Californian track last hosted a round of the series in 2004

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo blackThe eni FIM Superbike World Championship will be back this weekend to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, for the twelfth round of the season.

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Sep 04

Canadian star Alex Tagliani returns to No. 61 R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari 458 Italia and Jeff Segal

This weekend at Laguna Seca

Aim MotosportTagliani and Segal reunite for Continental Tire Sports Car Festival after near domination in Kansas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

United States MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“This year Bridgestone has four different rubber compounds for its slick tyres”

MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP slick tyresRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez scored his third victory of the season at Laguna Seca, taking the chequered flag ahead of LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl and Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi last Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Marquez makes history with remarkable MotoGP™ victory at Laguna Seca

Round 9: United States MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - 2013 United States MotoGP race winnerRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez continued his history-making rookie season by becoming the youngest ever rider to score back-to-back premier-class wins at today’s United States Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Brilliant Bradl takes first ever MotoGP™ pole position at Laguna Seca

Round 9: United States MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice

MotoGP - Stefan Bradl - LCR Honda - United States MotoGP QPLCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl claimed his first ever MotoGP™ pole position as the German star posted a time of 1’21.176 to lead an all-Honda front row at tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix at Laguna Seca.

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Jul 20

Marquez the maestro learns Laguna Seca quickly to top Friday practice

Round 9: United States MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - United States MotoGP FP2Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez wasted no time learning the lines of the Laguna Seca circuit as the rookie clocked a time of 1’22.040 around the California circuit in Free Practice 2 to lead the field on the first day of action. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 9 preview:

Laguna Seca preview

MotoGP - Bridgestone Motorsports Hiroshi Yamada and Masao Azuma on the MotoGP gridMotoGP™ returns to American soil as round nine of the 2013 season sees the paddock descend upon the hills of California for the US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 21

Melandri leads the chasing pack on day one

Laguna Seca returns to the World Superbike calendar in 2013

WSBK - Portimao_Friday_LowesWSBK - Portimao_Friday_BarrierMarco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) proved the fastest rider on day one at Portimao, with a 1 minute 43.196 second lap taking him ahead of Eugene Laverty (Aprilia Racing). Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) was third, and completing a sequence of different machines in the top four places, Jonathan Rea (Honda World Superbike Team) was fourth. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Slime signs on with Andrew Novich for Grand-Am campaign

Compass360 Racing driver to fly new livery at Laguna Seca and Lime Rock Park

Compass360 - Andrew NovichC360R_logoAndrew Novich’s #74 Honda Civic Si will hit the track in a decidedly different look at the next Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, at the iconic Laguna Seca raceway in Monterey, California on September 8th, 2012. The traditional Compass360 Racing orange will be replaced by the bright green of Slime, the worldwide leader in tire care.

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Aug 01

Laguna Seca MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Round 10: United States Grand Prix – Race debrief

MotoGP logoMotoGP - Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa in parc ferme after the 2012 United States Grand PrixThe 2012 United States Grand Prix was won by Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner, the reigning MotoGP™ champion taking the checkered flag ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo in second place and teammate Dani Pedrosa who finished third. The race was run at a fierce pace, with the overall race time being over six seconds faster than last year, while Pedrosa set a new record fastest lap on lap five of the thirty-two lap race.

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Jul 31

Young battles limited track time to break into the Top 15 at Laguna Seca

His first ever visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

BYRFOGI Racing’s Ben Young  (2)BYRFOGI Racing’s Ben Young  (1)BYR/FOGI Racing’s Ben Young battled through limited track time due to unusual weather conditions during qualifying at this past weekend’s AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Young’s determination and adaptability to a new track earned him a 15th place finish – his best finish of the season.

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Aug 18

Open wheel rookie making big gains in first season including poles, fast laps and podiums at some of the toughest tracks in North America

Stellar opening to first season for Grist

Garett GristGarett Grist - David Clubine“Open wheel rookie making big gains in first season including poles, fast laps and podiums at some of the toughest tracks in North America”. Garett Grist, a member of the Sofina Foods Driver Development Program, is having an amazing opening to his rookie season of open wheel car racing. For this driver, every track was new experience having never raced a car, let a lone seen any of the tracks that the Ontario Formula Ford Challenge will compete on in 2011.

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Jul 21

MotoGP arrives Stateside for Laguna Seca show

The 2011 MotoGP season enters its second half this weekend
 
MotoGP logoMazda Raceway Laguna Seca logoLaguna Seca hosts the Red Bull US Grand Prix this weekend as the premier class lands Stateside for Round 10 of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

C360R Laguna Seca race report: Eversley and Pagenaud finish sixth

Duo bring home the top-finishing Honda keeping team’s championship hopes alive

Kapic-1060Kapic-1049Ryan Eversley and co-driver Simon Pagenaud knew they faced an uphill battle at Laguna Seca, despite the recent removal of a series-mandated inlet restrictor. “Laguna’s a track that favours the rear-wheel-drive cars, and even with the restrictor gone, the Honda is still far from the fastest front-wheel-drive platform as the results show,” explained Eversley.

(Flagworld’s photo album)

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Jul 31

American Le Mans Series, round 6 in Mid-Ohio, USA

Porsche on pole for title race

The fight for the title in the American Le Mans Series is heating up. And Porsche stands on pole position: In the fiercely-contested GT class, Porsche works drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Long (USA) snatched back the points’ lead with their Flying Lizard Motorsports 911 GT3 RSR against strong opposition from BMW and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

MOTOGP: Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo US GP livery photo

Special livery for this weekend’s US Grand Prix

This is the first picture of the special livery which Fiat Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo will use during this weekend’s US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

Stoner sets fast pace to top timesheets

In first practice for  Round 9 at  United States GP

Ducati Team’s Casey Stoner set the fastest lap during the first hour of practice and, using Bridgestone’s asymmetric rear slicks for the first time at Laguna Seca, he was already just 0.02seconds from last year’s pole time. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

Mark Wilkins to compete in LMPC class at Laguna Seca

Canadian to run in Monterey Six Hour event with Level 5 Motorsports

Mark Wilkins of Toronto is returning to competition in the American Le Mans series this coming weekend joining Christophe Bouchut and Scott Tucker in the Level 5 Motorsports No. 55 FLM09 LMPC class. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Kuno Wittmer, sidelined my mechanical failure at Laguna Seca

Acura wins manufacturer title

Kuno Wittmer completed his SCCA World Challenge season on a sour note with another mechanical failure at Laguna Seca, last round on the calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 08

RSR set to take the green flag at Laguna Seca

First race for the Jaguar XKR GT2

After a successful  debut of the Jaguar XKR GT2 race car at the Petit Le Mans and some private testing, RSR is set to take the green flag for competition in the 2009 American Le Mans Series’ finale at Laguna Seca, October 10. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

A look at the Championship Chases (+photos)

In the twilight and darkness on the Pacific coast

Since 2004, the American Le Mans Series’ annual visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca means four hours of the world’s premier sports cars, teams and drivers racing into the twilight and darkness on the Pacific coast. It also draws a curtain to the championship chase, and this year is no different. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

A special farewell for Gil de Ferran

de Ferran will retire from professional driving at the end of the season

Two-time IndyCar Champion and 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran is preparing for a very special send-off when the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca venue in California plays host to the final round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series – the Monterey Sports Car Championships on October 10. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

Summerton keeps championship hopes alive with Road Atlanta victory (+results)

Three-way title fight set for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

For the second year in a row, the battle for the Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda title will go down to the final race of the season, and Jonathan Summerton is once again one of three drivers in contention for the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 12

MOTOGP: Lorenzo’s Laguna Seca injuries confirmed

The Fiat Yamaha star was launched from his M1

Jorge Lorenzo’s shoulder and ankle injuries sustained during a huge end-of-qualifying highside at Laguna Seca have been confirmed after medical tests in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

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