MotoGP Weekend pt.1

I think I’m going to break this one down into 2 parts just cause what I’ve experienced as a motorcycle enthusiast probably will never happen in ever again in my lifetime. See I was hit up by Chris Hull from Alpinestars in a very discreet IM saying, you in? In what, I say.. In for the double seater at Laguna Seca. I without thinking say HELL YES.

So as we arrive at the track, I pretty much sign my life away, suit up and then realize, what the hell am I doing? Im about to take a ride with the infamous GP Rider Randy Mamola. The same Randy Mamola who during a race and running in 2nd does a stoppie in front of the crowd to only join back in the race and take 2nd place.

As I was talking to Amrafel I realized I was about to jump on this bike and go fast. I think we hit 170 mph but I could be wrong. All I know is I had to hold on real tight, lean right when he leaned right and lean left when he leaned left. If I forgot to do that, I’d probably be lying down on the track somewhere. lol.. Anyways, onto the photos.

Prepping Casey Stoner’s bike.

Before the jitters seeped in.

Hopping on.

On our way!

Going real fast on the turn. So fast that I could touch my shoulder on the ground. At some point I felt like I was on Randy back flapping around like a flag.

Wheeling down the straight. Again, going super fast.



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  1. Richness
    30/07/2010 at 10:52 am

    Haha! That’s sooo sick! Now you can cross that one off your bucket list

  2. kenny
    30/07/2010 at 10:54 am

    whaaaaaaaaat man so thats what went on, fuckin crazy how scary/fun was that?!

    • Ting Bella
      30/07/2010 at 11:06 am

      Damn, Looks like fun! I missed out on GP weekend this year.

  3. Jay
    30/07/2010 at 11:31 am

    Amazing Mark!

  4. Walmer Medina
    30/07/2010 at 12:43 pm

    Thats dope Mark I have always wanted to do that. So sick.

  5. 30/07/2010 at 6:45 pm

    i would have pissed in my suit!

  6. 30/07/2010 at 7:48 pm

    I would of shit myself. must of been an awesome experience!

  7. John P
    31/07/2010 at 2:36 am

    Once in a lifetime experience for sure!

  8. 31/07/2010 at 3:02 am

    That is so awesome. Must have been super fun! I would have been holding on for dear life, haha.

  9. cracker jack
    01/08/2010 at 10:32 am

    Oh my garsh..that is sooo fn bad man!!!! I thought my experience there was cool…wow

  10. 16/08/2010 at 10:52 pm

    I was felicitous to win a train ticket to EuropaBut will judge to tour this page when i am back.

  11. Jeff Wolfson
    26/08/2010 at 7:39 am

    Whaaaaat….that was you riding around on the back? haha I was there watching.