2011 AMA Racing News
AMA Pro Racing and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are pleased to announce that AMA Pro Road Racing will return with MotoGP to the historic 2.258-mile circuit on California's Monterey peninsula as part of the 2011 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
The seventh running of the event will tentatively be held on July 22 - 24, 2011, with final confirmation coming with the release of the official FIM calendar later this month.
David Atlas (AMA Pro Chief Operating Officer and Managing Member) says: "We're all excited about returning to the world stage and to one of our favorite venues. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a favorite amongst our riders and we know that they will put on a tremendous show for the fans."
In 2010, the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike race was won by a rider who loves everything about Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and he has the record here to prove it. Ben Bostrom culminated a very special weekend by winning from the pole position.
He also won at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Daytona SportBike in 2009 and in a World Superbike race in 1999. Fellow Yamaha rider Josh Hayes is leading the National Guard SuperBike championship with one race left in the season.
Gill Campbell (CEO/general manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca) says: "The best riders in the world and the U.S. will once again be together to treat our fans to incredible on-track action."
The 2011 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix will host three classes of AMA Pro Road Racing: AMA Pro SuperSport, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL and AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike in addition to the MotoGP World Championship.
The date for the event is tentative, subject to the release of the full FIM calendar in September.
All general admission tickets, paddock passes, grandstand seats, parking and general camping for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix will go sale November 2, 2010 by phone at (800) 327-7322 or on-line at mazdaraceway.com.