2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ: MotoGP Road Trip, Part Three

August 9, 2013

2013 Subaru BRZ

It was race day at the 2013 U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. As we had the previous two days, Kurt and I left our Cannery Row hotel in the morning, but this time we were all packed to head home after the race.

I decided I wanted to be a passenger on the return drive, and that explains the photo above. With the sun setting over my shoulder as we wound our way south on the 101 Freeway, I was hit by the glare from the matte silver dash trim.

Right. Square. In. The. Eye.

Lately, I've been falling victim to intense migraines that seem to be triggered by just this type of glare. As a passenger, at least I was able to adjust my seat and try to place the shine right behind the frame of my sunglasses. Crisis averted and yet another reason I dislike silver/chrome interior trim.

But enough of that. Here are more pictures from the track.

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Kurt and I had our "I'm with the band" moment when they gave us these passes to go with our other passes.

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Not a bad place to watch the race from, if we say so ourselves.

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There's Colin Edwards buzzing by for his scouting lap.

2013 Subaru BRZ

I didn't shoot much during the actual race, as I was more engrossed in what was happening on track. The payback pass by Marquez in the Corkscrew will surely be on the highlight reels for years.

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He may not have won, but it was a valiant race from The Doctor, nonetheless. Definitely worth a post-race high-five.

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Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 19,150 miles


  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    The pit suites are nice, but Laguna Seca is possibly one of the best road courses for sightlines that I feel you miss out on so much from them.

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