2013 World SBK Photos from Laguna SecaUltimate MotorCycling contributor Ara Ashjian was at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last weekend for the US round of the 2013 World Superbike Championship.
From the track to the pits, and all the beautiful grid girls in between, Ashjian once again captured some unique images of the World SBK Championship; the photo gallery is attached above.And just as the photography shows, the racing was intense at Laguna Seca, the Californian circuit that features the legendary Corkscrew.The crashed-strewn race one went to Kawasaki Racing Team’s Tom Sykes. Due to two red flags, the 26-lap contest was completed in 12 laps. Joining the Brit on the race-one podium was BMW GoldBet’s Chaz Davies and Aprilia Racing’s Eugene Laverty.In race two, Laverty would work his way up to the front to take the lead off Sykes, who led most of the race. Laverty would take the win ahead of Aprilia Racing’s Davide Giugliano and BMW GoldBet’s Marco Melandri, both who also passed Sykes in the closing stages of the race.Sykes would take fourth, and leave Laguna Seca with a 23-point lead over Laverty, who moved one point ahead of his teammate, Sylvain Guintoli.
This Podcast is also brought to you by the new modular helmet from Schuberth, the C5. The C5 blends safety with light weight and amazing quietness. Visit Schuberth.com for more information.
This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!