MotoGP | 2022 | Silly Season

Discussion in 'General' started by BigBird, Apr 29, 2021.

  1. BigBird

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  2. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    Somebody came up with 'Razlan Needs Funds' as the meaning of the new RNF team name.....
     
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  3. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    Razlan and company found the 2 riders that would eventually be on the factory team, and one of them setup to win a championship. Now, they have to reverse course and take whatever they are given and the leftovers. Such promise dashed
     
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  4. BigBird

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  5. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

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  6. PMooney Jr.

    PMooney Jr. Chasing the Old Man


    HPPT level digs there. Excellent work.
     
  7. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    Wonder how much that ride is going to cost.....
     
  8. dieterly

    dieterly Well-Known Member

  9. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    Damn, that's cold. Give the guy a chance! :D
     
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  10. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    The usual cost for an American to race Moto2 seems to be the end of their career at the world level. That said, SDK and my kid started on minis together. I hope this works out for him. Contrary to popular opinion, he and his dad are good people. They have invested everything into motorcycle racing. Remember that when you don't understand their behaviour.
     
  11. HPPT

    HPPT !!!

    I think there is a correlation to their age when they get there. They don't leave themselves much room for second chances. I'm very interested to see where things go for someone who gets there at the right age. I'm optimistic.
     
  12. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    1 year to learn the tracks and bike, 2nd year sink or swim.
     
  13. dieterly

    dieterly Well-Known Member

    I don’t remember any Americans who have raced in Moto2 at the end of their careers.
     
  14. Scuba Steve

    Scuba Steve Wheelchair Pimp

    Crazy if true.
     

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  15. nigel smith

    nigel smith Well-Known Member

    If there's any truth to that, professional racing is just about done. I already cringe every time I see someone riding Moto America call themself a professional racer, even though racing is, in reality, an all consuming and very expensive hobby for them.
     
  16. BigBird

    BigBird blah

    To me, anyone over 25 in Moto2 are at the end of their world GP career, with very, very little hope of getting to the big show.
     
  17. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Happens all the time. Riders bring personal sponsors to a team, part of their value as a rider.
     
  18. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Professional racing has always been like this. Yeah the team has sponsors, so do the riders/drivers. If someone rich sponsors themselves so be it. They still have to show up and put in the work and qualify.
     
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  19. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    But $750K? For a Moto2 ride? That’s crazy.
     
  20. knedragon29

    knedragon29 Well-Known Member

    Isn't it around a buck and change for a ride on a 600 here in the States ?
     

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