Laguna Seca: Steve Martin race report

Steve Martin back in the USA. Steve Martin returned to the USA, where he raced earlier in his career, to fight it out with the regular World Superbike boys and six American wild card riders. A record crowd of 98,000 fanatical race fans...

Steve Martin back in the USA.

Steve Martin returned to the USA, where he raced earlier in his career, to fight it out with the regular World Superbike boys and six American wild card riders.

A record crowd of 98,000 fanatical race fans poured into the Laguna Seca circuit over the weekend. The Californian track is famous for its undulating track, which includes challenging features such as the awesome steep downhill double-turn known as the Corkscrew.

Steve likes the track and was ready from the word go to give it his all, "It'll be tough," predicted Steve before the race, "especially with all these wild card riders joining us for the weekend."

Steve qualified for Superpole and lined up fifteenth on the grid for the racing. In race one he improved on his qualifying and beat fellow Australian and Pirelli tyres rider Broc Parkes to the flag to snatch 14th

In race two Steve got a poor start but got his head down to recover for a brilliant 11th. "I messed my start and that left me with plenty to do in race two," admitted Steve. "So I raced on the limit for the whole 28 laps and was happy to pull myself up to eleventh by the chequered flag."

The weekend left Steve with seven more championship points. He now flies back to Europe to prepare for the next race, the European round at Brands hatch in England.

-smr-

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