Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (previously known as Laguna Seca Raceway) is a paved road racing track in central California used for both auto racing and motorcycle racing, originally constructed in 1957 near both Salinas and Monterey, California, USA. The current racetrack is 3.602 km (2.238 miles) in length with a 55 m (180 feet) elevation change. It has eleven turns, including the famous "Corkscrew" at Turns 8 and 8A. A variety of racing, exhibition and entertainment events are held at the raceway, ranging from superkarts to sports car racing to music festivals. Major events each year include the U.S. Sports Car Invitational featuring the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, Monterey Sports Car Championships featuring a six-hour endurance race for the ALMS, Monterey Historics for classic racecars, and the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring both the MotoGP World Championship and the U.S. AMA Superbike Series. In 2006, the A1 Grand Prix brought international open-wheel racing back to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
|Facts and Figures|
|Circuit name||Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca|
|Address||1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908 USA|
|Race date||4 May 2014|
|Circuit length||3.61 km (2.2 mi)|
|Driving direction||anti clockwise|
|Lap record||1:21.229 Daniel Pedrosa, Honda (2012)|