The Racing - Ducati Team goes to California

The Superbike world championship moves on to its third non-European event, this time taking the production model circus to one of the most spectacular racing venues in the world: Laguna Seca.

Without so much as a day’s rest after the battles in Donington, Racing - Ducati team takes on the American circuit. Bautista arrives in America after losing the leadership of the world championship, but encouraged by the third place conquered in Race 2 at Donington. The Spaniard has not competed in the American event for several years, but since there have fortunately been no variations to the track, he will only need to refresh his memory. Chaz Davies struggled more than expected in England and still seems to be searching for the right feeling with the Panigale V4 R. The Welshman loves racing in Laguna Seca, as proved by the many successes he has achieved here, so it is reasonable to hope that his results will improve here.

One can easily get lost in trivia describing the Laguna Seca track and its history. It is one of the most challenging tracks in the world and is the birthplace of the Superbike itself. In fact it was here that in the 1970s the first series of races of modified production models came into being, which later arrived in Europe as well, giving origin to the world championship in 1988.

Corkscrew, Andretti and Rainey are the names of just a few of the most famous curves, but here there is probably not a metre of track where a rider can relax. Never failing to provide a good show, SBK returned there in 2013 and has always offered highly competitive races.

As usual, the Ducatistas in attendance will flock to Ducati Island, a fixture of the California track. It's an actual island that can only be accessed by riding a Ducati motorcycle and where the local subsidiary organises a wonderful reception. As always the Ducati racers will visit the island for the traditional autograph session and for the unveiling of the new Panigale V4 25º Anniversario 916, while the parade of all the Ducatistas on the track is customarily held on Sunday morning after the SuperPole Race: A show within the show! 

US Round
Laguna Seca (US Round)
12 July - 14 July 2019 Laguna Seca
General Info

Historic racetrack in the United States inaugurated in 1957, located about 200 km south of San Francisco. The raceway winds through a natural basin and is one of the most spectacular tracks in the entire world. In fact the famous "corkscrew" corner is found here, forcing riders to make a quick change of direction while managing a steep descent.

Circuit data
  • Length 3.61 Km
  • Turns 11
  • Fastest Lap 1'22''700
  • Laps number 25
  • Avarage speed 159.32
  • 12 July
    • Free practice 1 UTC
  • 13 July
    • Free practice 2 UTC
    • Free practice 3 UTC
    • Superpole UTC
    • Race 1 UTC
  • 14 July
    • Race UTC
    • Race 2 UTC
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