Historic Speedway to Host Second U.S. Round in 2008 MONTEREY, Calif. -- Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/General Manager Gill Campbell attended today's Indianapolis Motor Speedway announcement of the addition of MotoGP to its 2008 calendar to ...
Historic Speedway to Host Second U.S. Round in 2008
MONTEREY, Calif. -- Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/General Manager Gill Campbell attended today's Indianapolis Motor Speedway announcement of the addition of MotoGP to its 2008 calendar to welcome the world famous circuit into the MotoGP fold.
With Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca already hosting the immensely successful Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, Campbell says, "Adding a second MotoGP event in the U.S. can only serve to enhance what we are doing in Monterey. The two races can feed off one another to help grow the World Championship's American audience.
"We are extremely pleased to have MotoGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and we welcome the Indianapolis Motor Speedway into the MotoGP family."
The first year of the return of MotoGP to the states and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (2005) was such a success that Dorna Sports signed a five-year extension of the agreement with the world-renowned 2.238-mile, 11-turn circuit. The present contract runs through 2010.
The Red Bull Indianapolis GP event is scheduled for September 14, 2008.
The date of the 2008 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be announced in the near future.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2007. The world-renowned raceway has been operated since its inception by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), a not-for-profit 501C(4) corporation. Each race season, SCRAMP donates its net proceeds to the volunteer groups that help put on the races. Last season, SCRAMP donated over $400,000 to those local charities and civic organizations.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's Golden Anniversary season features a world-class racing schedule including the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix July 20-22, the 34th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races August 17-19, the AMA Superbike Championships September 15-16 and the Monterey Sports Car Championships, the American Le Mans Series' season finale, October 19-21.