Itís special enough by being the only time World Superbike comes to the USA, but being at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on the Monterey Peninsula makes it even more special. Sometimes itís hot and sunny, sometimes itís cool and foggy, and sometimes those two change places every half hour. In short itís a magical place to watch motorcycles race, and when thatís done for the day itís an even better place to hang out and bike- and people-watch down on Cannery Row. Set aside a few hours for the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium, followed by a nice piece of fish on Fishermanís Wharf. Maybe youíll see the MOrons, even? We wouldnít miss it.

After round Six, Alvaro Bautista and his new Ducati Panigale V4 are leading the Kawasaki ZX-10RR of Jonathan Rea, 300 points to 259, but thereís Rimini and Silverstone to go before they get to Laguna Seca in mid-July. We hope anything can happen.

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