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Two or three MotoGP rounds in the USA

Discussion in 'General' started by notbostrom, Dec 6, 2023.

  1. Bull&Bear

    Bull&Bear Member

    damn! That sucks! Right next to me so that’s an easy drive!
  2. njracer

    njracer Well-Known Member

    I took the Penguin school there in 95. Loved that track but hated the drive since 3 out of the 4 weekends a year were on holidays. Traffic was insane!
  3. Trainwreck

    Trainwreck I could give a heck

    Bring them to Grattan! lol

    How many bikes/riders would have to be scooped up off Lessiter Rd.?
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  4. Wheel Bearing

    Wheel Bearing Professional low sider

    3 MotoGP rounds...let's give these boys a warm USA welcome:

    -Nelson Ledges
    -Summit Point
  5. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    To touch on the spectacle that Motogp COULD be. My SIL is totally out of touch with racing and sports in general, but being in "corporate america", the F1 circus is becoming a big deal. She at least pays attention to it, because "everybody talks about it around the office". Back sometime in the summer we were over at the inlaws, and they were scrolling down the tv and I notice the Portimao round being replayed so I put it on. She was glued. "what IS this? I've never heard of it, etc" "this is WAY better than F1, etc" "why isn't this a huge deal" "is this what you used to do?" :D, yeah, I used to race and beat all those guys :D lol.

    IMO the show is MUCH better than F1 (I might be slightly biased), and the NA market is huge and pretty much untapped. The racing, and the thrills and adventure are much higher than F1, as well as the racers themselves are more interesting. You can't tell me the biggest economy in the world can't find a way to tap into the huge potential that MotoGP is.
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  6. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    Might as well bring them up here to run Shubie and Mosport also. Hell, throw in a round of shanny long track too for the hell of it.

    Man I wish Mosport was FIM ceritfied :(
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  7. Chino52405

    Chino52405 Well-Known Member

    I heard they're buying Grattan and going to run CCW sprints.
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  8. Wheel Bearing

    Wheel Bearing Professional low sider

    Rumor has it all MotoGP riders that fail to make it into Q2 at Nelson Ledges have to get swirly's in the shitters before the race.
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  9. gt#179

    gt#179 Dirt Dork

    now that it's repaved, maybe it's Mid Ohio?? :flag:
  10. Robby-Bobby

    Robby-Bobby Steeltoe’s Daddy

    Keyhole should pass the test
  11. SteveThompson

    SteveThompson Banned by amafan

    If they had to pick somewhere right now it seems like Indy is the only track that has the infrastructure that MotoGP needs.
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  12. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    I wonder why Daytona is never mentioned as a possible track for MotoGP? Too much banking?
  13. stickboy274

    stickboy274 Stick-a-licious Tire Dude

    Daytona isn't a motorcycle track. It's a track that we race motorcycles at for some nostalgic reason, even though that's not the track from history. That track is on the beach.
  14. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    I have no doubts a well produced Netflix series would send MotoGP into the stratosphere of popularity in the U.S. just like it did for F1. NOBODY in the U.S. gave a rats ass about F1 before that documentary series. Nascrap dominated with little brother Indycar and even smaller piece of the pie Sportscars.
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  15. Senna

    Senna Well-Known Member

    Never going to happen, sadly. MotoGP is dominated by Spanish and Italian riders with not great English. This was pretty evident with the Amazon series.

    DtS did so well because most of the drivers speak English as their first language or have very good English. The teams are also predominately based in England with English-speaking team managers, etc.
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  16. Dan Dubeau

    Dan Dubeau Well-Known Member

    I think there is potential.

    The product is great. The packaging, distribution and marketing of it suck.
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  17. Mechdziner714

    Mechdziner714 More Gas Less Brakes

    Didn't Laguna Seca get re-paved? Should be a race there for sure.
  18. Spang308

    Spang308 Well-Known Member

    How many American drivers in F1?
    How many F1 teams are based in the U.S.?
    MotoGP riders speak English, just sound a little funny. They shoulda poosh for thee thee Netfleex show.
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  19. gixer1100

    gixer1100 CEREAL KILLER

    shubi! lol...what a fun track though - they complain about their tracks being bumpy, lol.
  20. Hyperdyne

    Hyperdyne Indy United SBK

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