Courtesy of Yamaha
CYPRESS, CA, JUNE 28, 2011
Yamaha and GE Capital are proud to announce the return of one of the most entertaining activities of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix weekend, as Yamaha MotoGP Riders Jorge Lorenzo, Ben Spies, Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow, as well as Yamaha legends Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey and Kenny Roberts, will meet their fans for an up-close question-and-answer session prior to the live music set on stage Saturday, July 23, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Official MotoGP commentators Nick Harris and Gavin Emmett will again join the riders for the question-and-answer session, which was a major hit last year, and fans will be encouraged to join in the fun with questions of their own.
“We are very excited about this year’s entertainment and again proud to be part of it,” said Paul Puma, executive VP for GE Capital. “The fact that Yamaha riders will be up close and in person on the GE Financial Stage will make it an event not to be missed!”
Saturday night features a live performance by The Dirty Heads, named by Rolling Stone as one of the top bands of 2010, following the rider interviews at 7 p.m.
“This event will be another way for us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of World Grand Prix Racing for Yamaha,” said Bob Starr, communications manager of Yamaha Motorsports Group. “Thanks to our partners at GE Capital, this interview session and concert will surely add to an exciting weekend of racing and entertainment for the fans, and one never knows who’ll be the most entertaining!”
For tickets and more information, please visit mazdaraceway.com/pages/tix-USGP_2011.