The video really doesn’t do justice to how fast these bikes are and how hard the riders work them through the turns. It was incredible to see it all happen from trackside.
Insane speeds, impressive machines, and close battles in every single race — what a fantastic weekend. The talent required to wrestle a bike around Laguna Seca is mind boggling. It was a huge treat to see them up close and personal.
I was massively excited to watch the FIM World Superbike races at Laguna Seca. It had been more than a decade since my last motorcycle race — inexcusable, I know. The bikes were already on track when we arrived on Saturday. The speed impressed immediately and really hammered home just how different, and dangerous, a motorcycle race is compared the car races I’m used to watching. Seeings the riders lean their bikes through turn 1 (what is essentially a straight in a car) at 150MPH gave me a sharp burst of adrenaline. I tried to imagine what the experience must be like for the riders, flying over the blind crest without the protection of a roll-cage or windscreen.