MotoGP | 2019 | Round 3 | USA | April 12 -14

Discussion in 'General' started by BigBird, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Trunxgp1224

    Trunxgp1224 Well-Known Member

    Austin is 3-4 hour drive form about 25million people in Texas. That same 3-4 hour drive around SLC is just under 4 million and it's a much different demographic.


    edit: fat fingers

     
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  2. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Yeah, I'd be interested to see what the overall issue money wise was/is. I'd think the city would be willing to invest to keep it, the downtown party was flat out huge with increases for all the businesses from the first year to the last one.
     
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  3. COOP 1

    COOP 1 Well-Known Member

    Also, if I remember correctly, the last GP held at Indy was voted the top GP of that year. It has to be about the money.
     
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  4. Cawk Star

    Cawk Star Well-Known Member

    1) Maybe Tatum's wife divorced him because he likes to hold on a little too tight on the back of motorbikes.

    2) I wouldn't be surprised to see Miller end up on a different factory bike than the Ducati next year. Mr. Sacks is a big fan of the lad and sponsored him before he had a Red Bull deal. What does Mav's contract look like next year?
     
  5. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    The city did have an extra sales tax to help keep events coming in.

    The local bars/restaurants/hotels said they would be willing to pay more tax to keep the F1 races here, those folks would spend a lot of cash.
     
  6. dsapsis

    dsapsis El Jefe de los Monos

    What some of you think is "close" isn't very. Aside from all else in Texas, Austin is the country's 11th largest city by population. SLC ranks 116th.
    There aren't 4 million people in all of Utah. The MSA of SLC is about 1.2 M.
     
  7. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Track terrible or not, Toni still qualified a 1/2 second faster than his previous best Q time and Josh Herrin still broke the outright race lap record in race 2 bumpy or otherwise :D
     
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  8. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but at RA you can ride just about anywhere with a motorcycle or pit bike, which is half the fun. I've been to COTA 5 times and never fell in love with the place. Among other things, It's weird when you have to check out at the gate to find a shuttle.
     
  9. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    Clapped out. BNG. All the rest of it.
     
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  10. rd49

    rd49 Well-Known Member

    If didn't know better some would think you are spiking the ball a little zealously. :D
     
  11. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Another leg up the Zooks have on the field, and Newyork can attest to this.....they sound the baddest ass when their TC is kicking in. Toni has an audibly more amount of TC that kicks in. We were sitting in the T15 grandstands right by the bridge before they go into the long right that starts T17. When the TC kicks in on those 2 it pops and crackles like nothing else on track.
     
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  12. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    I mean sweeping COTA, GP and SBK? No big deal for the itty bitty company in Hamamatsu. Cool that Mladin was there to see it happen.

    But probably the highlight of the entire weekend, Guy Martin pissing himself on the grid. Neil losing all control of the interview :crackup:
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2114269965530296
     
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  13. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

  14. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    Dude every time I watch it gets funnier :D:crackup::crackup: Neil's face!
     
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  15. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    That was the funniest thing I watched all weekend.
     
  16. wac

    wac Well-Known Member

    Just a true motorcycle fan ..
     
  17. G 97

    G 97 What's my name

    The other thing is SLC and the area in general is just a little weird. The track is sweet but the general population is a bit strange. It’s just a bit different.
     
  18. motion

    motion RockyMountainMotos.com

    I sure wish they'd go back to Laguna, where it belongs :D
     
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  19. crashman

    crashman Getting slower every day

    He was a gear lower than almost everyone else going in to 16. From where I was sitting it sounded more like rev limiter than TC...
     
  20. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    At first listen, I'd venture being at about a 15% comprehension level. Takes a while getting into GM speak, abstracting from all the nonsensical repeated words is a start...
     

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