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Dec 21st 2016, 12:20 PM   #1
 idahochris's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Hayden Lake, Idaho

  2014 Daytona 675R and 2016 Aprilia RSV4 RR
WSBK at Laguna Seca 2017

So I am thinking about riding to Monterey to watch the WSBK races at Laguna Seca in July. Any tips from riders that have attended in the past? Is it worth the extra cost for a pit row suite pass? How about the rev limiter zone? I assume its worth it to pay for the motorcycle parking pass? Thanks in advance.
Dec 21st 2016, 01:36 PM   #2
 lazyeye's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Lebanon, OR

  2014 Interceptor, 2012 ZX6R
I did it in 2016.
I can't comment on the Suite pass. The motorcycle parking area is worth it, it puts you in a preferred area right next to the infield where all the action is.

There's a lot to do in the infield, souvenir hunting, visiting the manufactures, oggling Ducatis, taking pictures with Tequila models, seeing all the old championship bikes. Bring a folding chair, good walking shoes, a hat, earplugs, and water.

The spectator area near the start finish line is good because you can watch the action on the big screen when the bikes aren't immediately passing you. Otherwise its open seating everywhere along the track, bring your own chair or stand. You can ride one of the golf cart shuttles up the hill and watch from the corkscrew, which is pretty cool and they have food/drinks up there as well.

My trip report:
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Edited by lazyeye on Dec 21st 2016 at 02:27 PM
Dec 21st 2016, 11:29 PM   #3
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  Apr 2016

  13 Goldwing F6B
Can't comment on WSBK but went three years in a row when it used to be Moto GP. We had turn 2 suites. Rev limiter pass was cool. Best part hands down was the three-four days we spent in North Cali enjoying the best roads on our way down. Lane splitting definitely caused pucker factor the first time but rocked when you got used to it!
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Dec 22nd 2016, 05:10 AM   #4
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  Jan 2016

  '98 HD FXD, '03 SV650 track
Originally Posted by lazyeye

Great read. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 22nd 2016, 01:33 PM   #5
  Jan 2016

  2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R, 2014 Kawasaki Ninja EX300 CRF250x, CRF150RB. XR100

Several us went down last year 5 rode. My dog had a litter of puppies three days before I was scheduled to leave. I trailer-ed my bike and my friends bike to San Jose and rest got hotels in the Salinas area. I would highly recommend that you book a hotel as early as possible. We did not get the pit passes, but did pay a little extra to do the parade lap, which turned into two laps. They say no passing but just go for it. And remember lane splitting is legal, and cars actually move away from the center so you can go up the middle.
I would recommend that you try to stay in the mountains as long as possible. The group that rode were miserable in the central valley heat.
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