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Behind the Scenes at Laguna Seca Superbike Weekend

Lompoc, California, United States

By Andrew Kohn

As many of you know, both World Superbike and MotoAmerica are on a well deserved summer break until September. A few weeks ago, I had the chance to attend the most recent event for both series at Laguna Seca and I thought I'd share some of my favorite images with you. This should provide you with a road racing fix until the green flag drops again in September. I hope you enjoy!

Tom Sykes taking a champagne bath on the podium

Tom Sykes taking a champagne bath on the podium

Josh Herrin wrapped up the 1000 Superstock title

Josh Herrin wrapped up the 1000 Superstock title

Josh Hayes won the second MotoAmerica Superbike race

Josh Hayes won the second MotoAmerica Superbike race

Cameron Beaubier (L) won the 3-race Honda Superbike Challenge and took home a brand new Civic (which he promptly gave to his Mom)! Nicky Hayden (R) presented the car.

Cameron Beaubier (L) won the 3-race Honda Superbike Challenge and took home a brand new Civic (which he promptly gave to his Mom)! Nicky Hayden (R) presented the car.

Josh Herrin, Toni Elias, and Roger Hayden

Josh Herrin, Toni Elias, and Roger Hayden

Starting Davide Giugliano's superbike

Starting Davide Giugliano's superbike

Jonathan Rea shares a moment in his garage

Jonathan Rea shares a moment in his garage

Corner workers taking a break at the Corkscrew

Corner workers taking a break at the Corkscrew

Chaz Davies charging out of the bottom of the Corkscrew

Chaz Davies charging out of the bottom of the Corkscrew

Intensity!

Intensity!

Tom Sykes signs autographs

Tom Sykes signs autographs

Jonathan Rea meets his fans

Jonathan Rea meets his fans

Moto Art!

Moto Art!

Davide Giugliano confers with his team

Davide Giugliano confers with his team

Chaz Davies takes a break between races

Chaz Davies takes a break between races

Former MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden was a huge hit with the US fans!

Former MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden was a huge hit with the US fans!

Chaz Davies dragging appendages through turn 2

Chaz Davies dragging appendages through turn 2

Riders line up for the fan lap of Laguna Seca, which was a sellout!

Riders line up for the fan lap of Laguna Seca, which was a sellout!

Enjoying the shade next to the Corkscrew

Enjoying the shade next to the Corkscrew

A family of Nicky Hayden fans!

A family of Nicky Hayden fans!

The Team Green riders were strong all weekend

The Team Green riders were strong all weekend

Giugliano taking a tumble at the bottom of the Corkscrew

Giugliano taking a tumble at the bottom of the Corkscrew

Hayden was thrilled to get on the podium in front of the home crowd in WSBK race one

Hayden was thrilled to get on the podium in front of the home crowd in WSBK race one

1000 Superstock racers Mathew Scholtz and Jake Gagne stalked by Superbike Chamion Cameron Beaubier

1000 Superstock racers Mathew Scholtz and Jake Gagne stalked by Superbike Chamion Cameron Beaubier

The iconic Corkscrew now has its own Hollywood sign

The iconic Corkscrew now has its own Hollywood sign

A happy Australian fan!

A happy Australian fan!

Eye candy on Ducati Island

Eye candy on Ducati Island

J.D. Beach won the 600 Supersport race

J.D. Beach won the 600 Supersport race

Cameron Beaubier on the grid

Cameron Beaubier on the grid

MotoAmerica's Wayne Rainey greets Keanu Reeves (far right)

MotoAmerica's Wayne Rainey greets Keanu Reeves (far right)

Cam Beaubier and Josh Hayes chatting right after Hayes Superbike race two victory. Hayes won by .25 seconds!

Cam Beaubier and Josh Hayes chatting right after Hayes Superbike race two victory. Hayes won by .25 seconds!

Over 61,000 fans attended the race weekend

Over 61,000 fans attended the race weekend

The ever popular Ducati Island

The ever popular Ducati Island

Tom Sykes was pretty pleased after his victory

Tom Sykes was pretty pleased after his victory

Former MotoGP racer and Moto2 Champion, Toni Elias has brought a new level of competition to MotoAmerica

Former MotoGP racer and Moto2 Champion, Toni Elias has brought a new level of competition to MotoAmerica

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Jtrip

96 months ago

Tons of great shots!  It was a great weekend spent on two wheels with some of my favorite people.  Can't wait for next year!

Drewck

96 months ago

Thanks! I didn't get to talk with Keanu at Laguna Seca, but I did chat with him at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering. He's the real deal when it comes to bikes and riding. Nice guy!

marina

96 months ago

Awesome behind the scenes shots at Laguna Seca! That's a lot of riders lined up for the fan lap. Thanks Andrew.