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
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