Way back in 1957, after the legendary road races of Pebble Beach outgrew local streets, businesses and residents of Monterey County pooled their money together to build a new racetrack. Today, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is a stunning facility that offers a variety of world-class events for racing fans of any segment. Since the first race at the facility in November 1957, race fans and their families from all corners have come to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. This July, the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship comes to Monterey County, and it’s your only chance to see these incredible machines in the United States this year.
Twenty-fourteen World Supersport Champion, Michael van der Mark, began the 2016 World Superbike season last weekend with two podium finishes: 3rd in Race 1, 2nd in Race 2. In his inaugural season last year, van der Mark scored three podiums, so he’s nearly matched his success last year in the first race of this year.