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Laguna Seca WSB Results

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Two days of racing at Laguna Seca ended earlier today.  Points leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) took the win in Saturday’s Race 1, with Chaz Davies (BMW) and Eugene Laverty (Aprilia) filling out the podium.  Sunday’s Race 2 resulted in Laverty crossing the line first, ahead of  Davide Guigliano (Aprilia) in second and  Marco Melandri (BMW) in third.

Despite a fourth place finish in Race 2, Sykes has extended his points lead in the championship to 23 with just two rounds remaining.

For additional details, results and points, visit the official WSB site.

20 Comments

  1. Norm G. says:

    re: “the bleachers you have to pay extra for”

    re: “I think that SCRAMP needs to price it down a bit, it really shouldn’t be charged as much as GP.”

    re: “25 dollars a day extra so you can park your motorcycle on level ground (dirt) instead of a uneven hillside (dirt) is BS. All motorcycle parking should be level and free.”

    parrot much…? as bikeworld beggars continue to piss and moan about the costs of motorcycling, yet another institution falls under the axe. good job guys, take a bow.

    • bikerrandy says:

      You’re off base here, Norm. It’s already been announced that there aren’t enough paying fans in the USA to have 3 MotoGP races(not enough $ to be had) per year. Not only that but the Laguna track is too short for GP bikes now. They need longer straights to get up to 200 mph.

      • Norm G. says:

        re: “You’re off base here, Norm. It’s already been announced that there aren’t enough paying fans in the USA to have 3 MotoGP races.”

        yeah, announced by yours truly. check the history.

        • bikerrandy says:

          I was hoping someone else would chime in here, but since they haven’t, from Gill Campbell, CEO of Laguna Seca race track, “At this time the US is only able to support 2 MotoGP events. The support provided by both the state of Texas & Indiana make it difficult for us as a not-for-profit to currently compete.”
          I take this as saying Dorna wants more income than Laguna Seca can give them legally.

          • Jeremy in TX says:

            I agree, though it may be fairer to say that they are being OFFERED more money from someone else rather than demanding it from LS. Laguna Seca is a more historically relevant venue than CoTA to MotoGP, but I know the fund here in Texas provides a LOT of money to attract these kinds of events. It would be very hard for another US venue to compete.

    • Brian says:

      I’m just saying that most people won’t pay top dollar for SBK. Tons of people at the GP weekends asked a few years ago “who’s that?” when I was talking to Gibernau. They only go for Rossi-mania. They need to entice people to the SBK race some other way, since people won’t go for the superior racing experiences. I have 2 bikes, 2-3 sets of leathers and I shell out enough to go to races (GP and AMA) and have all the shirts to show that I will spend to support. I think my small suggestion wasn’t that outrageous to suggest.

  2. Bill L. says:

    25 dollars a day extra so you can park your motorcycle on level ground (dirt) instead of a uneven hillside (dirt) is BS. All motorcycle parking should be level and free. Other than being bent over, it was great.

  3. Brian says:

    It was nice watching the coverage on TV this year. I noticed the lack of people in the grandstands and no turn 4 suite, so it looks like the chance for interacting with the riders is great. I think that SCRAMP needs to price it down a bit, it really shouldn’t be charged as much as GP. But as it seems more and more likely that GP won’t be at Laguna, I will be heading to the SBK race here next year. Both races were awesome, even with the red flags in #1, the 12 lap sprint was intense!

    • bikerrandy says:

      It appeared to me there were few spectators Saturday and many more Sunday. Gil Campbell said @ the end of the Sunday SBK race that many spectators Sunday complained there was only 1 WSBK race Sunday instead of 2 like at other venues. She said next year both WSBK races will be on Sunday. I suspect many fans didn’t know there was a SBK race Saturday so they only showed up Sunday. I liked having 1 SBK race both Saturday & Sunday. It gives the racers more time to prepare for the 2nd race if they need to due to an accident.

      As a spectator I prefer WSBK races vs. MotoGP because the GP version is too commercial for my tastes.

      • bikerrandy says:

        Latest news, MotoGP will NOT be @ Laguna Seca next year.

        • Brian says:

          Just saw. I had a great time this season there, great paddock access and got to interact with the racers and even Joe Satriani… too bad, but will try for SBK if they can keep that around for at least another season.

  4. bikerrandy says:

    I hope Sykes wins this year’s WSBK Championship since he got screwed by 1/2 a point winning it last year.

  5. Scotty says:

    Come on Eric you can do it!!!

  6. Don Fraser says:

    balls like melons and that is a quote

  7. Ricardo says:

    Bring WSBK to Indianapolis!!!

  8. BlackCayman says:

    so very sad to see WSB leave Miller Motorsports Park

    • bikerrandy says:

      I went to the 1st WSBK races @ Miller. 2 things there I didn’t like compared to Laguna. Great track for the racers, but as spectators it sucks compared to Laguna. Laguna is like in a little valley so there are all kinds of good spectator views available. Only decent short lived view @ Miller are the bleachers you have to pay extra for. Also @ Laguna you can BYOB, not allowed @ Miller. Thats’ why I didn’t come back to Miller.

  9. Norm G. says:

    ps: thumbs up on the selecting the perfect photograph.