Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
Featuring perhaps the most infamous corner in racing – the legendary Corkscrew – Laguna Seca has secured its own place in motorsport heritage.
But the Californian circuit is more than just one corner, even if it is one of the most daunting corners in world motorsport and the scene of one of the most daring overtakes in the sport’s recent history – Rossi vs. Stoner 2008.
Set in a scenic national park a little under 200km south of San Francisco and just 16km off California’s stunning coastal Highway 1, Laguna is a 3.6km roller coaster of seven lefts and four rights and the nearby town of Monterey is a delight for visiting race fans.
|Race distance||115.520km/71.776 miles|
|Track length||3.610km/2.243 miles|
|Longest straight||0.453km/0.282 miles|
|Corners||11 (4 right, 7 left)|
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey Salinas Highway, Salinas, CA, United States - View in Google Maps
|Pole position||1m20.554s (161.332km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)|
|Race lap||1m21.229s (159.992km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2012)|
|2012 winner||Casey Stoner (Honda)|
The last seven MotoGP races in the USA have now been won by Honda riders, with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez rewriting history again today, taking first place in the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Teammate Dani Pedrosa completed an important race, whist still injured, and scored valuable… read more.