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Laguna Seca continues improvements ahead of July MotoGP arrival

Laguna Seca continues improvements ahead of July MotoGP arrival

Laguna Seca continues improvements ahead of July MotoGP arrival

How do you take a legend and make it even better? That's the task facing construction crews at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca who will continue the facelift of one of the premier and most recognisable road racing facilities in the world prior to the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix July 21-23, 2006.

The construction projects include the state-of-the-art Red Bull Energy Center hospitality area overlooking Turn 1. Safety improvements include an increase in the Turn 1 run-off, an increase in run-off on both sides of Turn 6, modifications to the dip in the track just after Turn 7 and a complete repave of the racing surface.

"We are so grateful to our sponsors, specifically Yamaha, Red Bull and Mazda, who have stepped up and allowed us to take on this project during our 50th Season of Racing," said Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/General Manager Gill Campbell. "We are a not-for-profit organization so we are dependent upon our benefactors to provide the funding for improvement projects to this wonderful, historic crown jewel of American road racing."

The areas of improvement have been selected in conjunction with the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) and the MotoGP Rider's Commission to increase the safety of what is already recognized as one of the safest permanent road racing facilities in the world. The construction is slated for completion just in time for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, as the fastest two-wheeled racers on the planet return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in July.

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MotoGP, 2006

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