I spent the weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca watching the fastest riders in the world tackling the Corkscrew, annoying cops, getting sunburned and pestering racers. Here's a mega-gallery of MotoGP action.
Photo credit: Grant Ray
Jorge Lorenzo just before the race, he finished third despite pre-race shoulder injuries.
The Kentucky Kid, Nicky Hayden, after finishing a disappointing fifth.
Racers tackling the Corkscrew during qualifying.
Loris Capirossi shrugs it off.
Dani Pedrosa entering the Corkscrew.
Nicky Hayden's bike catches a ride back to the pits after a crash in Saturday practice.
Yamaha M1 rearview camera.
Jaywalking on a crosswalk. Only in California.
Stoner in the Corkscrew.
Rossi's bike just before qualifying.
Entering the Corkscrew.
Bad to the bone on Honda's new Fury.
Lorenzo flat out on the main straight.
Randy Mamola picking up chicks.
Colin Edwards talking to fans.
Valentino Rossi in action.
Lorenzo and Toseland sign autographs.