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    Registered User Array kimu's Avatar
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    MotoGP travel tips?

    I'm thinking of catching the July 19-21 MotoGP race in Monterey, CA. anyone ever attended one of these weekends and have any tips on how to best experience the event, etc?

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    First of all, Laguna seca is probably the worst motogp race weekend on the calendar due to the fact
    that only Motogp class is attending, moto2 and moto3 are not coming to Laguna.
    The support races are curtesy of AMA Pro racing.
    Good racing but definitely not anything near the spectacle of moto2/3.
    Having said that,
    The drive from the border to Monterey is approximately 16 driving hours, I know I have done it many times
    No need to purchase bleacher tickets, there are plenty of free trackside viewing areas, Turn 2 is my favorite, Corkscrew is something to see.
    So buy a 3 day general admission.
    Accommodation (hotels) are booked by the regulars months ahead of time, so by now, forget about a hotel.
    In the past, I have camped in a tent at "Archery" campsite which is on the grounds adjacent to the circuit.
    There are hot showers 24/7 free of charge.
    Archery campsite is a great place to camp, lots of regulars and the nightlife is awesome.
    There is a band (running on generators) that is awesome.
    It is a great little community.
    Camping pass is $150/3 days.

    Eating...Breakfast at the track for about $10 at Ducati Island, snacks all day at the track is acceptable energy intake.

    If you can bring a scooter with you, it is nice to get around with.
    Your scooter must be plated and helmets are mandatory

    Get yourself a paddock pass, it's worth the money ($50 I think)
    Don't bother with the Rev Zone tickets, waste of money

    Hope this answers a few of your questions

    Last edited by Shovelhead; 04-09-2013 at 11:57 PM.
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    Registered User Array kimu's Avatar
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    thanks for the info, Shovelhead! will be flying down so no scooter for me

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    Rent a car if you are flying there. I went relying on public transportation. Worst experience ever.

    I had trackside "free seating" ... I found it difficult to follow the race. If it was me ... I'd go for bleacher seating.

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