Laguna Seca dropped from 2014 MotoGP

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This year Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez gave us all something to talk about with this maneuver through the famous Corkscrew, at Laguna Seca, during the MotoGP race; but next year the famous American circuit has been dropped from the Grand Prix calendar.

The full statement issued by the track regarding MotoGP not returning in 2014 is included below.

“For 25 years, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has served as the “home” for Grand Prix motorcycle racing in the United States, having staged 15 world championship Grands Prix since 1988. Unfortunately, and in spite of loyal support from fans, sponsors and media, there will not be a 16th U.S. Grand Prix in 2014.

At this time, the U.S. is only able to support two MotoGP events. The support provided by the states of Texas and Indiana make it difficult for us, as a not-for-profit, to currently compete.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca extends its gratitude to all those whose combined efforts made the U.S. Grand Prix such an iconic event; it took all of you – fans, sponsors, motorcycle community, media, volunteers and, not the least, Dorna Sports. Our pledge to you is to work diligently to return the MotoGP World Championship to Monterey, Calif., in the very near future.”

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