Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix – Daily Update July 18, 2012

Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix by the Numbers

We’ll let the numbers speak for themselves . . .

2,200,000 – people attended MotoGP™ races in 2011.
140,000 – spectators estimated to flock to Mazda Raceway for the three day event.
300 – fans expected to go to the MotoGP™/AMA Pro Racing Fan Party Friday, July 27.
200 – Countries will be watching the broadcast of the race.
185 – points held by Championship leader, Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory).
59 – age of the oldest competitor racing this weekend. John Marshall, AMA SuperSport.
35 – riders will participate in the Day of Stars event on Thursday, July 26.
29 – different wines will be offered in the wine pavilion from 6 different Monterey County vineyards.
25 – different Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix specific merchandise items available for sale.
22 – food vendors offering everything from smoothies to pizza and veggie wraps to frog dogs, something tasty can be found.
16 – age of the youngest competitor racing this weekend. Garrett Gerloff, AMA Sportbike.
14 – times the Freestyle Extreme Stunt Show presented by eBay will perform during the weekend.
12 – miles of Ethernet cable in the 8,000 square foot Media Center.
11 – turns (1 esse, 4 right, 6 left) make up our world-renown race track.
7 – times Valentino Rossi (Ducati) has been crowned World Champion.
6 – Continents represented by the fans attending the event. Only Antarctica is not.
4 – Hayden family members competing in the event. Nicky (MotoGP™), his brothers Roger (AMA Superbike) and Tommy (AMA SportBike) and cousin Hayden Gilliam (AMA SuperSport).
2 – stages featuring live musical entertainment throughout the weekend. The Corkscrew stage and the GE Financial stage in the Yamaha Marketplace.
1 – Wild Card entry in MotoGP™. Bay Area native, Steve Rapp.
0 – times reigning World Champion Casey Stoner will return to compete at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. He retires at the end of this season.

Be sure to check in and stay tuned as the MotoGP™ buzz continues to build on the Monterey Peninsula.

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