From the eni FIM World Superbike Championship
ROME, ITALY – Following a three-year agreement between Infront Motor Sports and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the United States round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship will take place at the Californian circuit next season and in 2014 and 2015.
The confirmed date for the 2013 event will be Sept. 27-29 and it marks the return of the championship to the spectacular Monterey circuit for the first time after an eight-year absence. The last World Superbike round was held at Laguna Seca in 2004.
“We are absolutely delighted to be returning to Laguna Seca for the US Round for the first time since 2004,” said Paolo Flammini, CEO of Infront Motor Sports. “Over the 10-year period in which we were last there, we witnessed an extraordinary growth in interest and in overall attendance and we are sure that this event will once again become one of the most prestigious on the calendar.
“The return of Laguna Seca to the Superbike World Championship, with its six competing manufacturers, will definitely be a boost to the championship’s growth in the U.S. market as California has a special tradition and offers significant opportunities for the motorcycle industry, sponsors and media.”
Added Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/general manager Gill Campbell, “We have a strong history with World Superbike and are thrilled to have them commit to a three-year race schedule. Their return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca solidifies our position as THE premier circuit in the U.S. for motorcycle racing.”