Raceway Laguna Seca
Laguna Seca Raceway
Heralded as one of the most challenging and beautiful tracks in the United States, the 2.238-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is located just on the outskirts of Monterey, roughly 15 minutes away from Carmel-by-the-Sea. The raceway is among the few in the country that welcomes both MotoGP and Superbike races along with Formula 1, and is home to many world-class events including the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
As a Mecca for motorcycle fans, The Red Bull Grand Prix boasts the highest spectator attendance of any race held at Laguna Seca Raceway with 120,000 spectators and even features the MotoGP World Championship. MotoGP is considered to be the Formula 1 of two-wheel racing, and only the finest in the world are allowed to compete. The Red Bull Grand Prix is also the only MotoGP race in the world where fans are actually able to meet engineers and riders. Due to this unparalleled level of interaction, fans from as far as Asia, Europe, and Australia attend the event.
When major events aren't on the calendar, the raceway is available to be rented. Throughout the year, multiple car clubs rent the track to hold regional races. The raceway is also popular for cycling events like the annual Grand Fondo and was also used to test the prototype Nissan GT-R in 2007. The Laguna Seca Raceway has also been featured in multiple video games including Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo.