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2008 Red Bull USGP at Laguna Seca Photo Gallery

2008 Red Bull USGP at Laguna Seca

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Little known fact. Van Gogh. Big GP fan.
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Girls, girls, girls. You gotta love the USGP.
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Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway
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Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway
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Dancing in the streets at Laguna Seca.
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Cannery Row is the place to see and be seen - Laguna Seca.
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The Doctor hasn't found much luck at Laguna, with '08 be different - Laguna Seca.
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With Honda and Ducati in pursuit, Rossi inked a two-year deal with Yamaha - Laguna Seca.
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Casey Stoner is riding at a whole 'nother level - Laguna Seca.
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Elbowz hoping to turn some heads - Laguna Seca.
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The PCH is a scenic way to Monterey - Laguna Seca.
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On the road to Laguna Seca.
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Nicky Hayden was able to score a front row start for Sunday's race - Laguna Seca.
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Hanging with the Yamaha legends at the annual Yamaha Aquarium Party - Laguna Seca.
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Hayden's RC212V - Laguna Seca
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Jamie Hacking on the gas at Laguna.
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Ben Bostrom celebrates a win in the Supersport race.
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The opening corners in the Supersport race proved unfortunate for Kawasaki rider Chaz Davies.
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Attack Kawasaki's Steve Rapp would eventually get by both Matsushima Suzuki's at the end of the 17-lap Supersport race.
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Three different bike brands represented the podium in AMA Supersport at Laguna Seca.
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Graves Motorsports Yamaha rider Ben Bostrom was unstoppable in the Supersport race.
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Graves Motorsports Yamaha rider Ben Bostrom led from start to finish in the Pro Honda Oils 600 Supersport race.
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Jamie Hacking complained that he had actually had too much rear grip on his Kawasaki ZX-RR MotoGP bike.
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Solis and Mercado bumped their way to the finish line, sending the AMA officials to the photo finish image for the second race in a row in the Rookies Cup.
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Solis gets a hug from dad after his Race 1 victory.
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Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner was the only rider to lap in the 1:20s at Laguna Seca.
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I wish they all could be California girls.
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Red Bull's new cola is being served up this weekend.
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This picture proves that chicks dig bikes--loud, red Italian bikes especially.
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The Rockstar girl on the left would rather have been a Red Bull girl this weekend.
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Babes and Red Bull together like Yamaha and Rossi
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Southern Californian artist Taylor Reeve adds some visual pop to the gas tank of Rooke's bike.
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Erion Honda's Jake Zemke checks out Jesse Rooke's bike build in the Red Bull energy center.
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Red Bull girls are all about service.
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The weather couldn't be better this weekend at the Dry Lake.
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Fiat Yamaha's Valentino Rossi leads Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner into the infamous corkscrew.
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Marlboro Ducati's Casey Stoner pulled off the holeshot at the USGP.
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Fiat Yamaha's Valentino Rossi before the 37-lap MotoGP race.
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Rizla Suzuki's Ben Spies leading Tech 3 Yamaha's Colin Edwards No. 2.
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Attack Kawasaki's Steve Rapp hanging out with the GF.
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Wanna see Jesse Rooke throw together a bike? Go that-a-way...
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The fuel tank on Rooke's bike is a work of art.
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Roland Sands destroys the tire on his Ducati D16RR.
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Rossi pulling up a victory celebration wheelie.
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The start of Red Bull AMA U.S. Rookies Cup Race 2 from Laguna Seca.
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The three-way battle for the victory left the crowd of over 46,000 at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix wondering which of the talented Rookies would come out on top. Four racers led the event at the 2.2-mile circuit, with Tomas Puerta of Colombia leading the first two laps before the Solis/Gillim/Mercad
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Jamie Hacking smiles on pit lane. The AMA rider would garner an 11th-place finish - Laguna Seca
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Valentino celebrates his first USGP win.
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Key to victory was getting past Hayden in the first corner and keeping Stoner in his sites - Laguna Seca
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Not the recommended line through the corkscrew, but it worked out for Vale this time around.
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Ben Spies managed to finish eighth at his home GP debut.
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rode a Ninja in a little film called Top Gun... Ever heard of it?
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The turning point for Stoner came with an off-track run-off. The Aussie was able to remount and finish second.
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Some guy brought his wife to the races. Looks like they had fun.
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Superbike racing action from Laguna Seca.
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Hacking missed out on his seventh consecutive podium by less than a tenth - Laguna Seca
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Mladin had Spies beat on a track that has favored the young Texan - Laguna Seca
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The Superbike win give Mladin the momentum back - Laguna Seca
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Leather suit and tennis shoes is definitely a weird combination.
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A trio of tricked out Yamaha R1s post up on Cannary Row.
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If you're a motorcycle racing enthusiast, one of the coolest things you can do is strap on the luggage and ride to the races.
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A view from the cockpit just outside of Ojai, California.
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The roads we road enroute to Laguna were straight and boring.
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Yamaha's R1 enroute to Laguna.
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With the right luggage, Yamaha's R1 is more than capable sport-tourer.
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Yamaha's Kevin Foley and Associate Editor Adam Waheed pose for a photo in Morro Bay, California on our way to the Dry Lake.
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Atop Nacimiento-Fergusson road before dropping down onto PCH.
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Cool wineyards like this are abundant near Paso Robles, California.
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Posing with a tank at the entrance to Hunter Liggett military base.
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On our way to Laguna from Morro Bay.
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Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden rocks his new signature Oil Rig sunglasses from Oakley.
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Toss some luggage on the R1s and now you've got some capable sport-tourers.
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At Laguna this year it was hard not to feel like a winner.
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Aprilia is bringing in their Manna 850 into America as a 2009 model.
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Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jamie Hacking says that the ZX-RR MotoGP bike is the smallest he's ever ridden.
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Repsol Honda's Nicky Hayden wheelies away from Turn 11 at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway.
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Fiat Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo sufferered yet another vicious high-side in Sunday's race at the USGP.
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A Hayabusa gets dressed up in Rockstar Makita Suzuki racing colors at Laguna Seca.
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Suzuki unveiled a custom B-King at Laguna Seca.
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A view of Ducati Island from Laguna Seca.