The 2012 Laguna Seca SuperBike race seemed to be won by Josh Hayes long before the checkered flag fell. On his Monster Energy/Graves/Yamaha, Hayes held the pole position, dominated throughout the race by leading every one of the 23 laps, and finished a full nine seconds ahead of second place.
Yamaha announced plans to create its cheapest motorcycle ever, which will retail for roughly $500. The upcoming model will be sold in India, a country where Yamaha plans to develop a greater grasp on the motorcycle market.
Ben Spies grabbed a podium finish during his rookie MotoGP season in 2010. The American took a few more podiums and his first race victory in his sophomore effort. But the Yamaha team is expecting a lot more from the young rider.
On April 8th, thousands of fans will watch the first race of the 2012 MotoGP season. Racing fans will watch as Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi, and Dani Pedrosa compete on the track. But according to the 2010 MotoGP champion, the real battle will take place in the garages.
The MotoGP grid is just about set for the 2012 season. With the addition of CRT teams the MotoGP grid now has 21 riders.
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