The Laguna Seca circuit on the peninsula of Monterey is only 3.6 kilometres long, but it has much in store for the drivers. A 55-metre change in elevation, the legendary corkscrew corner that winds downhill, and many fast sections are all well received by drivers and fans alike.
Audi remains unbeaten in the California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca. In 2017, Audi celebrated a 1-2 victory at the first appearance of the Intercontinental GT Challenge in the USA. The trio of Pierre Kaffer, Kelvin van der Linde and Markus Winkelhock, in an Audi R8 LMS from Audi Sport Team Magnus, crossed the finish line with a 2.488-second advantage over the Audi R8 LMS entered by Audi Sport Team Land. After a total of 306 laps in a spectacular eight-hour race, Audi Sport Team Land won the race in 2018 with Christopher Haase, Kelvin van der Linde and Christopher Mies.