If you’re not one of the lucky ones with an opportunity to see the MotoGP and Superbikes at Laguna Seca this weekend in person, the TV coverage is decent starting with live coverage of MotoGP qualifying today at 5pm eastern and 2pm Pacific time.
Times are eastern:
Saturday: 5pm, MotoGP qualifying
Sunday: 4pm AMA Superstock, 5pm MotoGP and 6pm AMA Superbike.
As I write this, Nicky Hayden has the fastest practice times and set a new track record for a motorcycle of any kind. The various MotoGP riders have very mixed opinions of the track, some like it, some say it’s dangerous. The racers, like Hayden, who have seen it before and run many laps have an advantage while the other riders get used to it so a lot may change as practice continues, setups change and the riders settle in. This race may have a very different result than we’re used to seeing at the tracks overseas but it’s too early to really say. Be sure to watch or set your recorder.