Motorcycle Racing News World Superbike Laguna Seca Confirmed for 2019 World Superbike Calendar: July 12-14

Laguna Seca Confirmed for 2019 World Superbike Calendar: July 12-14

Laguna Seca Returns to World Superbike Calendar

The Dorna WorldSBK Organization released the 2019 World Superbike calendar in early November, but round nine of 13 was to be announced.

No stateside round was listed due to the cancellation of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, but that changed Wednesday when the California track was added once again.

Laguna Seca Confirmed for 2019 World Superbike Calendar: July 12-14World Superbike announced that Laguna Seca will now host round nine July 12 – 14, which takes place two weeks after the Donington Park. The circuit in Monterey will also be the final one before the seven-week summer break.

Speaking of the American circuit, WorldSBK says “Laguna Seca has hosted SBK since 1995 – with a small gap from 2004 to 2013 – and is a well known staple on the calendar.

“An ever popular round for fans, riders and teams, it has seen 15 different race winners over the years, but it has been Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) who has made his mark over the past two seasons, winning the last three races around the undulating track.”

Laguna Seca has been a fixture in motorsports since it was first constructed in 1957. The 2.238-mile circuit hosts the FIM World Superbike Championship, Pirelli World Challenge and formerly hosted MotoGP.

However, it’s best known for its dynamic and challenging layout, which has become legendary among motorcyclists and car enthusiasts alike, with turns such as the “Corkscrew,” that sends pilots down a roller-coaster like three-story drop.

2019 Finalized WorldSBK Calendar

 

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

2021 Husqvarna 4-Stroke Motocross Lineup First Look: 5 Fast Facts

Husqvarna is offering three four-stroke motocrossers for 2021—the FC 450, FC 350, and FC 250. The three models share the same chassis, with the...

2020 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard Review: Stripped-Down

The 2020 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Standard serves several purposes. Its stripped-down nature makes it an ideal starting point for a custom build, as it...

Cardo Freecom 4+ Review: Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication

This is the story of Neil and the three Bluetooth communication devices. Once upon a time, I spent a ton of money on a...

2021 Yamaha YZ Lineup First Look: The Dirty Dozen Racers

Yamaha brings 12 YZ models for racing in 2021, running from the neophyte-ready YZ65 to the new supercross-platform YZ450F Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Edition....

2021 Beta 300 RX First Look: Limited-Edition Motocross Motorcycle

Beta, the boutique Italian motorcycle manufacturer known for its enduro, dual-sport, and observed trials motorcycles, is making a move into the American motocross market...

Pirelli Sport Demon Street Tires: Long-Term Review Begins

The Metzeler Lasertec tires that arrived as standard equipment on my 2015 Triumph T214 Bonneville had served me well. But, with 7,012 miles on...