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2014 Tim's Friday Images From Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
images by tim huntington

Johnny Rea blasts his Honda down the front straight

EBR's - Smoke 'em if You Got 'em

Tony Elias waits as his crew repair his bike after he caused a red flag during the final WSBK session of the day with a crash. WSBK rules only allow a rider to have one bike. He was soon back on track!

David Salom, on the Evo Kawasaki, heads into turn 9

Just over the giant Alfa Romeos - the Salinas valley, total Steinbeck fodder.

The riders get to see their speed in miles per hour here in the US. Must seem tame after their regular kilometers per hour.

Current World Champ Tom Sykes is noticeably harder on the brakes and then immediately harder on the gas than most of his rivals.

Friday's crowds weren't causing jams at the bridges.

Chaz Davies set the fastest time of the day on his Ducati.

Sylvain Guintoli heads through turn 9 in the first afternoon session.

Davide Giugliano's pre session stretches are a lot more ambitious than anything Rossi has ever attempted.

'How you doin'?'

Marco Melandri was around the top of the scoring pylon all day long.

Multitasking - Sykes checks the timing screens and inserts an ear plug, all at the same time.

Johnny Rea does his homework.

We're not quite sure race fans are quite ready for this level of trash disposal, though the graphics on the signs definitely help.

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