Joey Hand took Motorsport Media’s prototype visor camera on two laps of practice for the May 12th six-hour ALMS Monterey race in the No. 56 BMW M3 GT. We think you will enjoy getting into – okay, on – Joey’s head.
A little bit of background one of the most exciting race tracks in the United States. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (previously known as Laguna Seca Raceway) is a paved road racing track used for both auto racing and motorcycle racing, originally constructed in 1957 near both Salinas and Monterey, California, USA.
The current racetrack is 2.238 miles (3.602 km) in length with a 180 feet (55 m) elevation change. It has eleven turns, including the famous “Corkscrew” at Turns 8 and 8A.
On August 20, 2006, Toyota F1 test driver Ricardo Zonta set an unofficial lap record of 1’06.039. The previous record time was 1’07.722, set by Helio Castroneves in a Penske Champ Car during qualifying for the 2000 CART Honda Grand Prix of Monterey. The unofficial record was re-taken by a Champ Car on March 10, 2007 by Sébastien Bourdais, who lapped in 1’05.880 during Champ Car Spring Training.
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