WSBK Laguna Seca 2018 – The Californian desert is ready to host the World Superbike again. Jonathan Rea arrives at Laguna Seca as the leader of the overall standings, with 65 points of advantage over Chaz Davies, but the championship is at a very interesting point and the secrets of the mythical American track, with that first deep curve in which one gets a good part of the time lapse, they promise spectacle. During the last three years, there has been no clear dominance on the asphalt of Monterrey: Chaz Davies has been awarded three wins, two Rea and one Tom Sykes.
This is how the key names arrive at WSBK Laguna Seca 2018
Rea enjoys a good state of form and, once confirmed his future with the Kawasaki Racing Team, is prepared to remove the bad taste of the incident with Tom Sykes. Both ended on the floor in the second race of Brno and, for the first time this season, did not score, but still enjoys a considerable gain in the general.
Yamaha has also been the main character of the last two races. The Iwata brand opened the can of this new stage at Donington Park with a double by Michael van der Mark and Alex Lowes got his first win at Brno. They have won three of the last four races.
On the other side of the scale is Chaz Davies, who has had handling problems with his Ducati in recent weeks, although they found some improvements in the Czech Republic. “I’m very happy to be on the podium,” said the Welshman, whose last victory dates back to MotorLand Aragón. Marco Melandri has also experienced many ups and downs, corroborating the difficulties suffered in Bologna.
The Spanish Navy does not go through its best moment either. Xavi Forés has fallen considerably in the general (he is now 8th) and Jordi Torres, twelfth, is still fighting to enter the top ten. Román Ramos is ranked 16th.
Another factor to consider for this race is the presence of a renowned pilot in MotoAmerica: Josh Herrin. The Yamaha has shown a great level in its national contest and has a good opportunity to be loved in a competition with an interest in the US market.