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AMA and FIM Superbike Tours Together at Laguna Seca

7 July 2000

STAMFORD, Conn. (July 6, 2000) -- For motorcycle enthusiasts, there's never 
been more two-wheeled action in one place.   

Motorcycle riders from Superbike's top two series will compete on the same 
weekend, July 7-9, at the same location, Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, 
Calif. -- a first in motorcycle racing history. The McGraw Insurance 
International Superbike Classic features the world's leading National 
Superbike Series -- the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and the 
pinnacle of all Superbike competition -- the Federation International 
Motocyclisme (FIM).

The green flag drops for the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship 
July 8 while FIM racers battle it out at the SBK Superbike World Championship 
July 9. Speedvision will be there for all the action broadcasting both events 
live. Coverage of the AMA Superbike Championship kicks off at 5 p.m. ET/2 
p.m. PT. Race fans can tune in at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT for Sunday's FIM 
Superbike World Championship. A Speedvision pre-race special begins at 2:30 
p.m. ET.

"Speedvision is both the event promoter and first-ever television broadcaster 

this year's combined AMA and World Superbike weekend at Laguna Seca," said 
Roger Werner, Speedvision CEO. "We promise America's motorcycle fans the 
biggest and best weekend of motorcycle action ever seen in North America."
During the International Superbike Classic, riders in both series will take 
turns on Laguna Seca's demanding 2.2 mile 11-turn road course, where racers 
and their two-wheeled machines experience a challenging 180-foot elevation 
change on every lap. The track's famous "corkscrew" turn marks Laguna Seca's 
high point -- 929 feet above sea level. 

Speedvision currently is available to nearly 27 million viewers. Cable or 
satellite subscribers not currently receiving Speedvision can contact 
DirecTV, Primestar, Dish Network, or call 1-888-22Speed toll-free to request 
that the network be added to their local cable provider.