Laguna Seca Announces MotoGP and AMA Races
The fifth annual Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring the prestigious MotoGP World Championship is set for July 3-5. In addition to the MotoGP race, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced today that the AMA American Superbike, AMA Daytona Sportbike and AMA Supersport classes will join the action-packed weekend.
Gill Campbell Speaks…
"We are showcasing the premier overseas and American motorcycle riders," said Gill Campbell CEO/general manager, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. "During the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix you will be able to watch the amazing talents of our U.S. riders – Nicky Hayden, Colin Edwards and Ben Bostrom."
"Several years ago Yamaha was instrumental in helping us to bring MotoGP back to the U.S. in providing a safe track for the riders," said Gill Campbell CEO/general manager, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. "Both the MotoGP and AMA riders benefit from the safety improvements Yamaha provided so that once again, the riders can demonstrate their skills for the fans on this dynamic track that we all know and love as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca."
Roger Edmondson Speaks…
"We are very excited to bring the Daytona SportBike division to the Monterey Peninsula," said AMA Pro Racing President Roger Edmondson. "The Daytona SportBike riders will round out the world-class talent already scheduled to participate and the intense competition will provide the fans with as thrilling an experience as you can get in motorsports."
An example of how impressive this will be – Yamaha will have the Yamaha Factory Racing team in the AMA American Superbike with Ben Bostrom and Josh Hayes, the Graves Motorsports Team in the AMA Daytona Sportbike with Josh Herrin and Tommy Aquino, Fiat Yamaha Team in MotoGP with ‘The Doctor" Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 in MotoGP with Colin Edwards and James Toseland. In 2009, these eight Yamaha riders will never be racing together on the same track on the same race weekend.
Please call the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ticket office (800) 327-7322 for more information.