There are high-speed races, circuits and time trials; circuits and co-ords. But the best things in motorsports are races of any kind: There are no races, fast or slow, better than the Greatest Spectacle In Racing: MotoGP in the United States.
Did I mention the weather? And a motorcycling-challenged president?
Yeah, MotoGP will return to Laguna Seca Oct. 22-26 after a three-year absence, when Americans finally get to watch what the event’s famous name calls “total mayhem” and plenty of self-deprecating one-liners.
Check out the forecast for our most recent MotoGP race at California’s Motorplex. As of now, MotoGP will skip the New York City race next year and explore all the regions available to host the spectacle.
“You can beat a crutch any day of the week, but it won’t quite beat a race track,” said Cynthia Perkins, who was the only American woman to race in MotoGP’s first season in 2003.
“It’s great to be back at Laguna Seca and I’m looking forward to putting on a show.”
Laguna Seca hosts MotoGP races Nov. 4-6 in 1991, 2006 and 2009.
Bill Lueders is an Indianapolis-based freelance reporter, bureau chief for the Sports Editor and a former commentator on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.” You can reach him at [email protected]