Ride Laguna Seca with King Kenny Roberts and Steady Eddie Lawson

Racing legends hold seven 500cc GP World Titles combined

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Kenny Roberts and Eddie Lawson will join up to 200 fans in riding Laguna Seca July 22 during the U.S. Grand Prix.

Fans purchasing a special weekend ticket promotional package from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will have opportunity to ride several laps with the two former World Champions.

Roberts (1978-1980) and Lawson (1984,1986, 1988-1989) hold seven 500cc Grand Prix world championships between them, all but Lawson’s final title on the Yamaha YZR500. Roberts and Lawson will ride GYT-R equipped Yamaha YZF-R1 sportbikes for their parade laps which will take place during a break between practice and race qualifying.

“This special fan opportunity is part of a weekend of celebrations that Yamaha has planned in honor of our 50th Anniversary Celebration of World GP Racing,” said Bob Starr, communication manager for Yamaha’s motorsports group. “This event Friday is just part of the surprises we have for MotoGP fans for the entire weekend!”

Press release after the jump

Cypress, California May 24, 2011 – Yamaha is pleased to announce that Former World Champions Kenny Roberts and Eddie Lawson will participate in a very special fan lap promotion during a scheduled break in practice and qualifying for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on Friday, July 22.

Up to 200 lucky fans will have the opportunity to ride with the world champions for several laps around the world-renowned raceway as part of a special weekend ticket promotional package offered through Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Kenny and Eddie will both ride special GYT-R equipped YZF-R1’s for the event in celebration of the anniversary and their return to the world-famous circuit.

“This special fan opportunity is part of a weekend of celebrations that Yamaha has planned in honor of our 50th Anniversary Celebration of World GP Racing,” said Bob Starr, communication manager for Yamaha’s motorsports group. “This event Friday is just part of the surprises we have for MotoGP fans for the entire weekend!”

For more information on this special opportunity and to purchase your weekend pass, please go to: www.mazdaraceway.com/pages/2011_Grand_Prix_Special-Yamaha

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  • jay

    HOW BAD ASS IS THIS !!!! JUST MISSING RANDY MAMOLA THE KING IS BACK !!!!!!