Laguna Seca, USA

2019 Laguna Seca World Superbike FP2 Result: Davies And Rea Lead Bautista

Chaz Davies, poleman last year, was quickest ahead of Jonathan Rea and Alvaro Bautista in a quicker session than this morning's timed session. Only Michael van der Mark and the Hondas did not improve on their morning's times. 

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2019 Laguna Seca World Superbike FP1 Result: Rea And Sykes Rekindle Rivalry

The first American session of the year was topped by Jinathan Rea and his ex-teammate Tom Sykes, continuing their British duel on from last weekend, with the pair beinf the only riders to get into the 1'23s. Toprak Razgatlioglu was the best of the rest ahead of Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark. Chaz Davies, his familiarity with the American track shining through, kept his teammate Alvaro Bautista at bay.

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2018 Laguna Seca WorldSBK Notes - The Wild, Wild West of WorldSBK

The American Frontier was about finding a way to survive. To do this, people from all over the world had to work together and find a way to coexist on the open plains and in the mountains. They did this because they knew the rewards could be massive. Unimaginable wealth lay beneath the rivers and mountains of the West Coast, and everyone believed they would find it.

Every racer in the world also believes that the trophies and points are at their fingertips once they have the tools at their disposal. Finding a way to work with a group of people from all over the world and making them believe in you is crucial. The American Dream was founded on the ideal that anything was possible and the Racer's Dream is based on the belief that you're the best in the world and any issues you're having are just a temporary delay of the inevitable.

At Laguna Seca we had proof once again that the Racer's Dream is real. Jonathan Rea was a highly regarded rider prior to moving to Kawasaki in 2015 but since then he has been all but unbeatable. On Sunday he claimed his 62nd WorldSBK and fourth victory at the American venue. The success that the Northern Irishman has enjoyed has been unprecedented but, at least for Rea, was the gold he'd been seeking in a river bed.

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2018 Laguna Seca World Superbike Notes: What We Learned At Laguna

The US Round of the 2018 WorldSBK season highlighted once again the importance of hard work in motorcycle racing. Last year it was hard to imagine Milwaukee Aprilia standing on the podium on merit; on Sunday Eugene Laverty made his long awaited return to the rostrum. We have seen in recent rounds Yamaha win three races with the R1, but last weekend's races arguably did more to prove the potential of the bike.

Aprilia back in the hunt

After a four-year wait Eugene Laverty finally managed to scratch an itch, and spray some prosecco. The Irishman has been a title contender in the past, though he has suffered from poor machinery in recent years, but the hard work of the Shaun Muir Racing outfit paid off with a superb weekend. Laverty was on the pace throughout and looked very comfortable from FP1 as he finally converted potential into points. His 2018 season will always be punctuated by his crash in Thailand, but it now appears to be a pause rather than a full stop on his aspirations.

Yamaha making strides

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2018 Laguna Seca World Superbike Race Two Results: Does The Reverse Grid Finally Make A Difference?

Missing Toprak Razgatlioglu, after he was ruled out of the race with a broken toe after his crash at the corkscrew, the race had nineteen riders racing twenty five laps of the short left-handed circuit. The military-themed anthem was performed by a singer backed by a brass band, because America. 

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