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December 15th, 2021, 12:03 AM   #1
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MotoGP to return to Laguna Seca?

Don't know if it's just off season click bait, but I'd like to see it happen.

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I’d been under the impression that there being no MotoGP races there was due to community pressure to limit the number of races there, over concerns of noise pollution. That, and the aggressive way Indy and COTA courted Dorna for the opportunity to host the races. Both facilities have much greater seating capacity and are spitting distance from major cities with full-on airports close by. Laguna is such an iconic track. Very old school American style place, sort of like a super glorified club racing track. If they do go back, I will be there. Tho, it’d be kind of weird being there knowing there’d be no sightings of Nicky.
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I'm pumped at the thought of it being there, but hopefully not at the expense of ruining the track.
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I'm pumped at the thought of it being there, but hopefully not at the expense of ruining the track.
Longer straight would be okay, make a turn or two faster. Just don't fuck with the corkscrew.

My home track for years was Loudon, then new money came in and the "upgraded it" and it just killed the whole spirit of the track.
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I hope so, its a great track, maybe upgrade the facilities a little.

It probably wont happen as we 'mericans only care for oval racing.
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Longer straight would be okay, make a turn or two faster. Just don't fuck with the corkscrew.
They already made the track longer, at the expense of the dangerous kink in the “straight” that used to be longer. I loved the old layout. But there is only so much usable real estate at Laguna. Without spending a ton of cash, that is.

Laguna has become a fabled venue and I think the Carmel crowd has gotten used to there being a race track there, so hopefully it will continue. Sure the facilities are cramped and lodging is a little far away but that’s not unlike other tracks.

If the USGP come back to Laguna, I’ll be there!
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They already made the track longer, at the expense of the dangerous kink in the “straight” that used to be longer. I loved the old layout. But there is only so much usable real estate at Laguna. Without spending a ton of cash, that is.

Laguna has become a fabled venue and I think the Carmel crowd has gotten used to there being a race track there, so hopefully it will continue. Sure the facilities are cramped and lodging is a little far away but that’s not unlike other tracks.

If the USGP come back to Laguna, I’ll be there!
Where in Cali are you? Me and a friend are heading out to SF mid January and riding bikes from there to LA.
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I live 10 miles north of San Francisco. Great time of year to come and ride south!
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We will be in SF for two days if you want to meet up, get some eats.

I will be meeting up with long-time forum member California Kid in LA. Going to eat street tacos till we keel over.
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Which dates will you be in San Francisco?
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