The last non-British winner at Laguna Seca is Marco Melandri (2014 Race 1).
10. Only one rider was able to record a pole time below 1 minute and 22 seconds
and the local region has produced a number of the sport's top names, including Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso and Marco Melandri.
Circuit Record: Sykes (Kawasaki), 1'33.640 (162.47 km/h) – 2018
Fastest Lap: Rea (Kawasaki), 1'34.720 (160.
battle seemingly a stalemate between the Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team riders, Leon Haslam was starting to feel the pressure of Marco Melandri. Melandri made his way ahead on lap 11, but the battle was far from over. With just five laps to go,
Step aside Marco Melandri, because Alvaro Bautista just stole your seat in the factory Ducati World Superbike team. Announcing his signing today at the
Taking a page from Marco Melandri, who has also been working for Ducati Corse for free as well, Haslam is hoping to restart his international racing
If seeing riders like Andrea Dovizioso, Marco Melandri, and Troy Bayliss banging bars wasn't enough for you, the liveries on the Panigale V4 race bikes were truly
Marco Melandri could stay put – Ducati like to have an Italian rider, and Michael Ruben Rinaldi is not quite ready for a
, Andrea Dovizioso, Jorge Lorenzo, Michele Pirro, Chaz Davies (who will miss the race because of a broken collarbone), Marco Melandri, Jack Miller, Danilo Petrucci, Xavi Fores, Michael Rinaldi, Tito Rabat, and Karel Abraham.
The race will take place
"This is the real Superbike racing" was how Marco Melandri assessed the Sunday's racing at Misano, and it was hard to argue with the Italian.
Under blue skies and
in Australia knowing I've a bike to win the title on," was his assessment while Race 2 podium man Marco Melandri was being heavily touted as a Yamaha rider in 2019.
If he moves, it will be to the GRT squad,