Scott Jones Shoots Laguna: Thursday and Friday Photos, Part 1


Back earlier than expected from a broken tibia, but The Corkscrew is tough on Rossi's shoulder and leg


The Corkscrew holds bad memories for Casey Stoner. Didn't stop him from being fastest on Friday though.


Laguna Seca is a tough track on rookies, with so much to learn. MotoGP veteran Loris Capirossi showed his Rizla Suzuki teammate Alvaro Bautista the fast way round.


Pagina Amarillas rider Hector Barbera did not have a teammate, and so had no option but to study


Aleix Espargaro does have a teammate, but Mika Kallio is here for the first time as well. Here, the Pramac Ducati rider tests the Rossi line through the Corkscrew


Roger Lee Hayden knows Laguna like the back of his hand. That leaves him just the LCR Honda RC212V and the Bridgestone tires to get used to


Alex de Angelis knows the bike and the tires, but it still isn't easy just to leap on the Interwetten Honda MotoGP bike and be fast


Marco Melandri <3 Laguna


Social Media Revolution: The Fiat Yamaha team has 500 faces of Twitter and Facebook followers on the bikes of Rossi and Lorenzo


Too short, too tight, not enough runoff. But still one of the most beautiful locations to host a motorcycle race

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Comments

Great pics as always Scott! I haven't been out to Laguna since 2005's GP race. These pics bring back memories!

Scott/David, hopefully you made it down to Cannery Row near the aquarium last night! Great place to hangout and sightsee.

Hey, looks like Laguna finally updated that antiquated scoreboard. It's about time.

And where exactly is this picture taken from? Turn 11... or heading up to the camp grounds??

Thanks, 808. I hope the memories of 2005 aren't too painful. The race runs much more smoothly now.

Cryogenic, for the last photograph I was looking over the start-finish grandstand. The new tower is fantastic, with three modern video screens and, wait for it, real time place info that actually works! Judging from the shiny log atop the new tower, I'd say we have Mazda to thank for bringing Laguna Seca into the 20th century.