Cam and the superbike

Discussion in 'General' started by Newsshooter, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Chris13

    Chris13 Which lever is the Brake?

    He was there with the Graves Truck. Passed me a few(lot) times.
  2. leviathan

    leviathan Well-Known Member

    Hate to say it man but that's changed DRASTICALLY in the last few years. Herrin's performance will 100% influence fate of (near) future US riders.

    This isn't speculation. This is fact from talking to the top GP team bosses in GP and Moto2 about American racers, talent, and series.
  3. SGVRider

    SGVRider Well-Known Member

    Does this have to do with them really caring about Herrin's performance, or just risk/reward ratio with regards to future sponsorship? Taking an American is a big risk, I think, just because of a dearth of commercial support for them.

    Would future sponsors just pass on underwriting Americans? I think the lack of wide marketability for Americans is the biggest issue. Most riders that go into a series will flop, by definition. I'm sure an American with a Toni Elias like career wouldn't have a job in GPs anymore. Does an American have to be pretty much spectacular to be a commercial success over there?

    JH the younger, the future of America (in road racing) is in your able hands. No pressure! :p
  4. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    I would bet the depth of field, politics and money (not necessarily in that order) will still influence, more so.
  5. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    I've talked to some of them too and they'll always keep looking at the US. What PJ and Tommy have done in the UK, what Joe has done in the rookies cup and what Josh does next year and what Ben did all contribute but I don't see any one single thing happening right now being hugely influential.
  6. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK ├╝ber alles!

    The problem with 'mericans outside the US in the past was they were expensive. If they produced, it was money well spent. If they didn't, it ruined the euros and japanese on 'mericans.
  7. assjuice cyrus

    assjuice cyrus Well-Known Member

    Anybody have time from cam on the r1?
  8. ryoung57

    ryoung57 Off his meds

    That wil remain a closely guarded secret until FP1 at Daytona next year.

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