The 2011 Red Bull US Grand Prix at Laguna Seca circuit is tenth round of MotoGP 2011 Championship. Laguna Seca circuit became host of MotoGP event since 1991 - 1994. The first championship in 1991 was Eddie Lawson with Yamaha bike. But actually Laguna Seca circuit was built in 1957. And after absented from 1995-2004,it were return back again become host of MotoGP for 2005 and "The Kentucky Kid" Nicky Hayden won first time in his home race with Honda RC211V and won for 2006 too.
And Yamaha was the most championship in this circuit with the rider Wayne Rainey for 1989, 1990 and 1991 and Valentino Rossi became champion with Yamaha at 2008 in the circuit that has 11 corners with 7 left and 5 right corners, and the type of the track was counter clockwise track, and also has very famous corner "Corkscrew" it was in turn 8 is considered as one of the most challenging corner for motosport, the unique of this corner is shaped like the letter "U" with a declining basis at the end. The length of Laguna Seca Circuit is 3610 meters with width 15 meters. Jorge Lorenzo with his Yamaha got a first podium too in here for 2010. And Ducati bike already got victory in this circuit too with the rider Casey Stoner for 2007
This weekend a lot some interesting stuff we will meet like news about Jeremy Burgess The "genius" Chief Mechanic of Valentino Rossi will back to this race after absent at two race to accompany his wife from recovery.Wish it will make the 46 garage more complete.
And the LCR Honda after 9 rounds only with one rider Toni Elias for Laguna Seca circuit will run with two riders and the lucky one will join is Ben Bostrom, who will compete in the MotoGP race as a wild card. Ben Bostrom will also race in the AMA Superbike class.
Lot of interesting battle happened in this circuit,i.e:
2009 Valentino Rossi did a good battle with his team mate in Yamaha Jorge Lorenzo for 2nd place, and the battle won by Valentino Rossi and the first podium was Dani Pedosa with Honda bike.
The interesting one for me of course in 2010, when for second time Valentino Rossi return back to ride after dramatic crashed at Mugello, and he's very amazing grabbed 3rd position and it was his first podium after he back due the injured and in this podium he still wore crutches. He started from 6th and after 10laps the race going Valentino Rossi still on 4th position but with his spirit he trying to pass Andrea Dovizioso and he was challenged up after find Dani Pedrosa crashed at turn 11 and it made him pushing hard his bike and for 5 minutes to go Valentino Rossi success passed Andrea Dovizoso and got 3th place.
And if you want to know what's the one made him so stronger and able to fighting very hard even his leg still not 100% fit it was because of Me. Yes I am riding with him at Laguna Seca 2010 with 498 others fans in his bike, when other fans only got one picture , I got two pictures on his bike. And of course it was the one make him more faster and got the podium because he got full of support from his fans. Just like now when he is in a hard situation with his bike, we still here supporting him and believe he will find the best solution to get the victory back.
Laguna Seca doesn't has the race for class 125cc and Moto2, the schedule for MotoGP class are as follows :
GMT - 7 (U.S Time) GMT + 7 (Indonesia)
Friday, July 22th, 2011 Sabtu 23 Juli 2011
FP 1 - 10.10 - 10.55 FP1 - 00.10 - 00.55
FP2 - 14.10 - 14.55 FP2 - 04.10 - 04.55
Saturday, July 23th, 2011 Minggu, 24 Juli 2011
FP3 - 10.10 - 10.55 FP3 - 00.10 - 00.55
QP - 13.55 - 14.55 QP - 03.55 - 0.4.55
Sunday, July 24th, 2011 Minggu, 24 Juli 2011
WUP - 09.40 - 10.00 WUP - 23.40 - 00.00 (Senin, 25 Juli 2011)
RACE 14.00 RACE 04.00 (Senin, 25 Juli 2011)