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More Images From Laguna Seca WSBK '14
images by Willy Ivins

Tires await mounting.

With Scott Russell banged up from a dirt bike fall, Kawasaki enlisted the help of Eric Bostrom to celebrate 30 years of the Ninja.

Bostrom chats with his old mechanic, Joey Lombardo (behind). They won the 600 title together.

Bostrom is married now and has a daughter. He also has less gray hair and crow's feet than when he last rode a Superbike.

Cornerworkers: they wear white.

MotoGP and Moto2 cast-off Toni Elias is fast on a Superbike and has good track knowledge at Laguna.

Kawasaki had a Mustang on hand in case Tom Sykes wanted to go for a spin.

Att. Euro team managers and team owners. This one, Jake Gagne, might be worth a look. Former Red Bull Rookie Winner and also star student ...

American Josh Hayes was pipped for the US Superbike pole. His 1:24.6 was about 10-12th fastest if he had set it in WSBK qualifying.

Jon Rea and the Honda crew push the CBR into the garage at Laguna Seca.

The KTM-like engine in Yates' Buell devoured itself in qualifying.

Even though Nissan, Brembo and the rest have spent ten of millions proving the dual front disc brake system is the best system for racing, the Buell's run a perimeter rotor and a 'Batmobile' air scoop.

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