MotoGP COTA NOT Cancelled for 2021

Discussion in 'General' started by TX Joose, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Strictly money, the track wouldn't pay the sanction fee. The riders didn't bitch about any issues any more than any other track and the ones that were serious got handled after the first year.
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  2. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Been to a GP at Laguna and at Indy. The track at Laguna is better being that it is a proper road course, however the event was a far better experience at Indianapolis.
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  3. Quicktoy

    Quicktoy Is it Winter yet?

    I’d like to go to Indy because it seems more like a Daytona experience.
  4. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    Indy, as a whole, is an awesome race place. The track, the city and everything in between are very accommodating. Other than the history of the facility, the track is meh at best for bikes. Everything else makes up for that though.
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  5. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

    Oh, and the track margs aren't bad either.
  6. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    The party downtown at indy on sat nights was one of the best race weekend atmospheres i've ever seen. 4 am and the place was still FULL of bikes. They need to bring that back.
  7. Quicktoy

    Quicktoy Is it Winter yet?

  8. eggfooyoung

    eggfooyoung You no eat more!

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  9. SundaySocial

    SundaySocial Blue and Gold

    Plus One.
    Miller was also pretty darn good with WSBK, although COLD one year.
  10. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Ohvale Maintenance & Transport Service

    I mean it’s MotoGP. How could it be bad?
  11. SundaySocial

    SundaySocial Blue and Gold

    That thing over at the fairgrounds, with K.R. riding that yellow TZ was pretty cool too !
    Looked and sounded like a (angry) Bumblebee reunion.
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  12. ttt637

    ttt637 Well-Known Member

    I personally talked to Roger about this and he wants to bring both MotoGP and F1 back to Indy. His "I want" means its a huge push as he will not stop until he gets it. Yes, Indy was a huge "destination" fo many. No shortage of rooms and a cheap place to come see a race.
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  13. MyWayGuy

    MyWayGuy Well-Known Member

    Funny thing about GP and F1 in the US is they never seem to stick with one venue long enough to make it a “thing”.

    I think it is because they are not remembering that America the the county is roughly the size of Europe the continent.
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  14. ttt637

    ttt637 Well-Known Member

    Agree with that. Always chasing money.
  15. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    Maybe in the modern era, but F1 was at Watkins Glen for quite a long time.
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  16. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    F1 has been in MTL for more than forty years.... (Save for some pandemic reasons - this includes Ecclestone tiffs.....)
  17. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    One of the best support races for a major race ever (even though it was it’s own event). The first two years we camped at the mile outside of turn 3 in a picnic shelter. My dad and his friends somehow ended up there and no one bothered us about it. It was crazy.
  18. henry_carlson

    henry_carlson BREAD_RACING

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  19. Smilodon

    Smilodon Wannabe

    Saw F1 and MotoGP at Indy. Both great experiences. I enjoyed other places as well, but Indy is a city that loves their motorsports, and it shows. It begins to approach the Isle of Man in its historical relationship to motorsports. After years of almost unbelievably grouchy and unhelpful security at Daytona, the "gold jackets" at Indy were an amazing counterpoint.

    Would love to go there again. My biggest disappointment was that I was on the bike and not able to grab a free Agip gas can after the race. In retrospect, I should have run over to the FedX booth onsite and had it mailed home no matter the cost.
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  20. COOP 1

    COOP 1 Well-Known Member

    + 2

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