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Commanding Race 2 Win For Rea At Laguna Seca

Monterey, CA (July 8, 2017)- As the GEICO US Round drew to a close on Sunday afternoon at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca it was World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) who took the victory, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) also on the podium.

Monday, 10 July 2017 10:12 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Davies Shows Speed On Return To Action

Monterey, CA (July 7, 2017)- Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) made a statement of intent with the fastest time on day one of the GEICO US Round, returning to action after his Misano injuries with a 1’23.425 time in FP1 to put him ahead of his rivals.

Friday, 07 July 2017 21:28 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Rea reigns at Laguna Seca

@WorldSBK •@MazdaRaceway • (July 10, 2016)- Jonathan Rea has taken his first ever victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, beating teammate Tom Sykes into P2 with Nicky Hayden coming through under pressure to take the final spot on the rostrum.

Monday, 11 July 2016 17:07 Published in Reports, Results & Points


GEICO named Event Main Sponsor of #USWorldSBK‏

@WorldSBK •@GEICO •@MazdaRaceway •#USWorldSBK • (May 24, 2016)- GEICO and Dorna WSBK Organisation (DWO) are pleased to announce GEICO as the Event Main Sponsor for Round 9 of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, to be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California, July 8 - 10.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 12:52 Published in News


Leod Escapes presents: 9-day California Curves to Laguna Seca Tour, with California Superbike School!

Leod Escapes has finally made the ultimate California tour for serious curve hunters and track day junkies. All the best twisties and the best on-track instruction at Laguna Seca. Every touring bike is equipped with a GPS loaded with the custom routes, so you can ride the pace you want. You'll experience names you know like Golden Gate Bridge, High Sierra, Pacific Coast Highway 1, and California Redwoods, but you'll fall in love with the hidden routes, like Sonora Pass, Highway 36, Skyline and Monitor. Finish it off with two days of superb track instruction at Laguna Seca with California Superbike School. Three star accommodations every night. Wide array of adventure touring and sport touring machines available. Track prepped BMW S1000RR awaits you at Laguna Seca.

What is this tour like?

Enjoy vast and varied country, empty curvy roads and lots of fresh pavement. Northern California has the best sport touring in the west. Ride the great curvy routes with local expertise to guide you, but no large group to slow you down. The preloaded GPS routes mean you can ride with a group or ride your own pace. See the “City by the Bay”, the high Yosemite peaks, the wild north, the deep redwood forests, and the best of Pacific Coast Highway One. The routes average 230 curvy miles a day with plenty of time to stop to experience the essence of the regions.  The 2 days of track instruction on a BMW S1000RR will expand your skills. Whether it is your first track day or you’re an experienced racer, nothing accelerates your abilities like two days of focused instruction from California Superbike School. With over a 1000 miles of curves and two days of track instruction, you will come home a smoother, faster and safer rider.

When should riders reserve their spot?
Leod encourages riders to book this tour within the first 3 months of 2016, for two reasons.
1. The more exotic bikes go to the early bookers... for the same price. Book early and you can ride the Ducati Hyperstrada for same price as the BMW F800GS. Same goes for couples, those who book early can get the Multistrada for same price as a BMW R1200GS
2. California Superbike School's 2 day camp at Laguna Seca is very popular and sells out quickly

When? What does it cost & what's included?
•    Tour 2016 September Dates 8th to 16th
•    Tour 2016 October Dates 3rd to 11th
•    Prices start at $5600
•    9 Nights at 3 Star Accommodations
•    6 Days sport touring on the best curvy roads in the USA - San Francisco, Yosemite, Redwood Forests, Sierra Mountain Passes, Highway 1 and 36
•    Rental touring bike with luggage for single rider, book early to get the bike you want (F800GT, F800R, Hyperstrada, Monster 821, F800GS, F700GS)
•    Rental touring bike with luggage for couple or upgrade, book early to get the bike you want (R1200GS, S1000XR, R1200RS, R1200RT, Multistrada)
•    GPS loaded with routes, and way points
•    Route guide and quality map
•    Option to ride on your own or with a small group
•    Transport to and from airport and Laguna Seca
•    2 Days intense track instruction at Laguna Seca with California Superbike School
•    Seven Sessions of Track Time scheduled on Laguna Seca each day, weather permitting
•    Track prepped BMW S1000RR with Dunlop Q3 tires
•    Only 2 students per coach for maximum feedback and progress
•    Special “Over-Your-Shoulder” video equipped bikes to review with your coach
•    Quality Track Gear Provided - AGV Sport Leathers, Alpine Star Boots & Gloves and Schuberth Helmets
•    Expand your skills on specially modified bikes to boost your abilities safely, Braking Bike, Lean Machine, Slide Machine

Who would enjoy this vacation?
Are you an intermediate to advanced rider who relishes the idea of 1000s of curves across varied vistas? Have you always wanted to ride the corkscrew? Never ridden on a race track? No problem, the extensive coaching at California Superbike School is the best way to discover track riding. If you are an amateur racer who lives at the track this tour will send you home with a fresh competitive edge. If you are a passenger who loves great scenery and roller coaster rides then your going to love it. For CSS graduates, here's your chance to take a thrilling west coast vacation and reconnect with the CSS team at a track you've always wanted to ride. Learn more -->

Every bike has a GPS and the routes
The tour for people who would never take a "tour". All the local expertise is delivered to you in routes built into the GPS on your rental bike, along with an extensive "Road Book" and a very detailed map. Ride with your buddies. Make a new friend who's about the same pace and be their wingman. Or just ride the great routes in relaxing solitude. Your road book tells you the tasty food spots, the needed gas stops and restaurants that are a walk away from your hotel.

The best sport touring in the USA
We ride all over the world but call Northern California home for a reason. In 5 days you'll ride curvy roads through 6 different ecosystems. High mountain passes over 9000 feet, winding river runs, rolling hill country, ridge line roads through the redwoods and this tour puts you on the best stretch of Pacific Coast Highway 1. Yes this tour also routes you on the "Serpent to the Sea", California Highway 36 with 1811 curves over 140 miles.

A few words from Cat MacLeod on what makes this tour special
"We've finally got one. A great track and tour vacation on our home turf of Northern California. Ask anyone in Europe or on the East Coast of the United States, what track they want to ride and the answer is always "Laguna Seca".What many don't know, is that Northern California offers the best sport touring experience in the USA. Now we can deliver our local expertise to all our track riding brethren. The California Superbike School 2 Day Camp is not just a track day. This is intense instruction, on track prepped S1000RR, from the best in the business. This makes the tour a perfect package for an accomplished sport touring rider who wants to try track riding. The one on one instruction also makes it a great place for amateur racers to really up their skills quickly. It's tough to bring a USA tour with same sex appeal and incredible riding as an Italy & Mugello tour or an Alps & Sachsenring tour. This mix of Curves, Coast and Corkscrew can compete with anything we offer overseas.

California: the best curves?
We've blown away many foreign visitors. Usually it's around day 3 were they just look at us dazed  from all the fun they've been having and say "I just didn't know California was like this!"There are two mountain ranges, redwood forests and long coast lines. Have a look at the video of the touring portion. https://youtu.be/ZUqIMP8-bsc

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 09:56 Published in Products


Davies Does The Double At Laguna Seca

@WorldSBK  @MazdaRaceway • (July 19, 2015)- Chaz Davies has made history at Laguna Seca by taking the first double win for the Panigale and with it, wins number 11 and 12 for the Italian manufacturer at Laguna Seca, California. For Davies it was an almost perfect weekend with him taking Pole Position, both race wins and the fastest lap in the day’s earlier race. This is Davies’ second WorldSBK double and the first one for Ducati since Imola 2012.

Once again leading from the start, the Welshman tried to pull away immeditaly but unlike race one he was closely followed in the early stages by the Kawasaki Racing Team pairing of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, with Leon Haslam (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) running strongly in fourth.

Behind Davies at the flag were Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, the podium in race 2 being a carbon copy of the first encounter.
                           2- Tom Sykes (GBR)          1- Chaz Davies (GBR)         3- Jonathan Rea (GBR)
Aprilia Racing riders Jordi Torres and Leon Haslam were fourth and fifth, respectively, after a long and enthralling duel. Both riders finished comfortably ahead of Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia), who had a lonely ride to sixth after failing to finish in the first encounter.

Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) got the better of Niccolò Canepa (Althea Racing) in their hectic on-track tussle for seventh with Leandro Mercado (Barni Racing) once again ninth ahead of Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse).

The remaining point scorers were Randy de Puniet (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki), Roman Ramos (Team Go Eleven), Matteo Baiocco (Althea Racing), Gianluca Vizziello (Grillini Racing) and Christophe Ponsson (Team Pedercini).

As the rain began to fall at the start of lap two Davide Giugliano (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) was caught off guard, and the Italian crashed heavily at Turn 6; he was taken to the Medical Centre for precautionary checks. The Italian rider escaped major injuries having been diagnosed with only right knee and heel contusions.


It was an unfortunate race for the reigning Champion Sylvain Guintoli, who was closely tailing Alex Lowes when the Briton decided to slow down to enter the pits in order to go for an early tyre change. A collision was almost inevitable and, despite returning to the track, Lowes had to retire shortly after, as the decision did not work in his favour.

Despite losing a handful of points from Tom Sykes, Jonathan Rea still holds a solid 125-point lead over his team mate Tom Sykes, while hero of the day Chaz Davies has consolidated the third place in the standings with four rounds remaining. WorldSBK action will resume in a fortnight’s time at Sepang.


WorldSBK Laguna Seca - Race 2
1 - Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team
2 - Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team +1.406
3 - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team +1.982

Standings (9 of 13 rounds completed)
1 - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team 407
2 - Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team 282 (-125)
3 - Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team 263 (-144)



 
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Monday, 20 July 2015 08:40 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Chaz Davies Leaves Nothing to Chance and Wins Race 1 at Laguna

@WorldSBK  @MazdaRaceway • July 18, 2015-  Chaz Davies has won the opening race of the day at Laguna Seca after a lights-to-flag display that saw the British rider take the win by 1.798secs at the line.

After several days of sunshine on the Central Coast of California, raceday at Laguna Seca for the GEICO Motorcycle US Round, the ninth of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship season dawned with thunder and rain greeting the WorldSBK riders.

A wet warm-up saw the riders take to the track for the first time with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) fastest in the tricky conditions but thankfully by the time race 1 was scheduled to start the sun was shining again and the track had started to dry.

Davies made the perfect start, taking the hole shot before opening up a 1.6secs lead at the end of lap 5. Despite the Kawasaki pairing of Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea giving chase they were unable to reel in the Aruba.it Racing Ducati rider who romped to the victory, his sixth career-win and the second-ever for the Panigale R machine.

At the flag and after a tense, race-long duel second and third went to Sykes and Rea, respectively, the pair pushing each other to limit throughout the whole encounter. Rea’s third place is ironically his ‘worst’ result of the season.
                            2- Tom Sykes (GBR)           1- Chaz Davies (GBR)           3- Jonathan Rea (GBR)
Davide Giugiano (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) finished a lonely fourth after regrouping from a poor start, the Italian who started on the front row eventually getting the better of Jordi Torres (Aprilia Racing Team – Red Devils) after spending a significant amount of laps trying to pass the Spaniard.

Alex Lowes (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) inherited sixth after Leon Haslam fell off his Aprilia on lap 21, while reigning Champion Sylvain Guintoli powered the Pata Honda to seventh ahead of his team mate and reigning World Supersport champion Michael van der Mark.

Leandro Mercado impressed in ninth aboard the Barni Racing Ducati, the Argentine rider recovering from a huge crash earlier in the weekend.

Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) rode to a solid tenth place finish, with Randy de Puniet (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki) and Roman Ramos (Team Go Eleven) completing the top 12.

Leon Haslam scored three points after nursing the Aprilia to the finish ahead of youngest rider in the field Christophe Ponsson (Team Pedercini). Gianluca Vizziello (Grillini Racing) scored his first WorldSBK point with 15th.

Althea Racing had a difficult race with both Niccolò Canepa and Matteo Baiocco suffering technical problems at the start.


WorldSBK Laguna Seca - Race 1
1 - Chaz Davies Aruba.it Racing - Ducati Superbike Team
2 - Tom Sykes Kawasaki Racing Team +1.798
3 - Jonathan Rea Kawasaki Racing Team +2.107

 
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Monday, 20 July 2015 08:35 Published in Reports, Results & Points


DUCATI ISLAND IS RETURNING TO LAGUNA SECA‏

Cupertino, Calif. March 2nd, 2015 – Ducati Island is back for the U.S. Round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, taking place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Raceway on July 17-19, 2015. Located in the middle of Turns 2 and 3, Ducati Island has become one of the most anticipated fan experiences of the year, including exclusive Ducati Motorcycle parking, rider appearances, new and historic Ducati displays, Ducati Apparel and much more.

Monday, 02 March 2015 18:48 Published in News