If you live in the United States and like World Superbike racing, then we have good news for you, as the 2019 WorldSBK Calendar now includes Laguna Seca as a destination for next year.
After many indications that the World Superbike Championship would not be coming to the United States next year, after a contract dispute with the California track and Spanish racing series, that course has seemingly made a 180° turn.
Therefore, Laguna Seca will play host to the World Superbike series – sans World Supersport or Supersport 300 – during the July 12th-14th racing weekend.
As in the past, only the Superbike class will be at Laguna Seca, and as such the MotoAmerica Championship will fill the role as the weekend’s support series.
This news is a welcomed event from the WorldSBK paddock, as the series seemed set to be without a stop in one of the major markets for superbike sales.
With the WorldSBK paddock already without an American rider, after having two in the series last year, a lack of a round in the United States seemed certain to be a death blow for the championship in the USA.
Cooler heads must have prevailed in the negotiations, and now the United States will serve once again as the final stop on the WorldSBK calendar, before the series heads into its absurdly long two-month summer break.
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