Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: El Lay, CA, USA
I've got a couple observations:
As Chuck said, Laguna is relatively tight for GP bikes...but the funny thing is, 20 yrs ago they "tightened" Laguna's original layout for the GP series to run there!...talk about irony!
This year Bostrom got a ride on the back of Mamola's GP 2 seater...his quoted observation was that (and I'll paraphrase) "the GP bikes keep pulling down the front straight...the AMA Superbikes run start to run out of steam about 1/2 way" (as near as I can remember his words).
The pole positions for both Series was Spies with a 1:24.9 and Vermeulen with a 1:23.1. I think those were both set on Saturday.
Relatively close times...not only considering the technology, but the weight differences too. Still, that's a friggin' fast lap at that track.