"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."
"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.