The MotoGP World Championship, one of the top motorcycle race series in the world, won't be making its annual July stop at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014. After a week of speculation on motorcycle racing websites, the Raceway confirmed the news Monday, marking the end of nine straight years the Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway has played host to the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, one of the track's biggest events.
Raceway general manager Gill Campbell said the decision, which will mean the MotoGP circuit will have U.S. stops next year only in Indianapolis and Austin, Texas, was a mutual agreement between Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and MotoGP parent company, Dorna Sports.
Three events in the United States, Campbell said, is one too many."There is, frankly, not enough of everything to go around for three world championships in the United States," she said.
Though the international motorcycle race series has steadily drawn weekend crowds of 150,000 to the Peninsula, Campbell said the event has not been profitable for the past four years.
Medalist Brandon Hagy led the Cal men's golf team to a 19-stroke victory at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational in Dublin, Ohio. The Bears shot a 281 on Monday for a three-round total of 842, easily outdistancing second-place Oklahoma in the 12-team event. Hagy shot 69 for a 207 total and a one-shot edge over Taylor Pendrith of Kent State. Cal's Pace Johnson (70-209) was third and Shotaro Ban (72-212) sixth.
Bay Area News Group contributed to this report.