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Old 05-28-2014, 05:27 PM   #16
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and to add.....

In order to compete at any level you see on TV, you have to have either an AMA or FIM pro license. You cannot just buy one of those. You earn it by racing and winning your class. You advance, win those races and advance again. To get a pro license, you should not only be winning, but should be dominating your local races.

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Old 05-28-2014, 05:33 PM   #17
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Just read the bio's on Moto3 guys. They all come from wealthy families in different countries.

Literally, the only way to get into any big-time professional motor/powersport is have very deep pockets. Hell, even amateur racers are having a hard time keeping up nowadays with all of the restrictions, regulations, and rule revisions.
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Old 05-28-2014, 05:42 PM   #18
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:11 PM   #19
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Just read the bio's on Moto3 guys. They all come from wealthy families in different countries.

Literally, the only way to get into any big-time professional motor/powersport is have very deep pockets. Hell, even amateur racers are having a hard time keeping up nowadays with all of the restrictions, regulations, and rule revisions.
Errrr, Jack Miller from a wealthy family?
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:41 AM   #20
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Errrr, Jack Miller from a wealthy family?
Eggssactly.

Money helps a lot, but talent gets you the attention you need. Don't know OP's age but if you're over 20, then forget it. If you're 15, then roughly it would go something like this:
- 1st go out and dominate national Moto3/125 etc. series (win almost all the races). Best would be if you go to Spain or Italy and compete in CEV or CIV series. With that you'd get most attention from the GP-teams.
- Next year jump to 600 and do the same for 1-2 years. Look for teams that runs in CEV or CIV series as well as GP-series.
- If you're really special at this point, you might get a wild card in Italian or Spanish round or test with Moto3 or Moto2. Then finish top-10 in your 1st race.
- Next year land a seat with GP-series Moto2 team and finish the season in top-10 points overall.
- Next year win the championship. At this point you might be considered by a MotoGP team, most likely by a satellite team where you'd need to bring some sponsor money with you.
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:44 AM   #21
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I'm club racing in an organization which has produced some of the best riders in the world...including a couple of MotoGP winners. I'm watching two or three future superstars right now and the ages are between 10-15. These kids are unreal on the track and they are they getting professional assistance and limited sponsorship.

Last year I went up against a 16 year old who has run in the AMA and done very well. We were on the same make/model and equally prepared machine. That kid made it look like I was going backwards.

OP...unless you're under 16 and already winning races in one of the large club series you can forget it....save yourself some pain and money..buy a Ninja 250/300 which is race ready and go have fun at your local track.
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Old 05-30-2014, 07:22 AM   #22
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You know, that Rossi guy is getting pretty old. I am sure once Yamaha find out you have been riding that sweet Ninja for the last five years, you are a shoe in. I am guessing that might even allow you to do a test on an M1 to see how good you really are.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:54 AM   #23
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OP sounds legit!
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:56 AM   #24
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I think (hope) he was joking.
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:09 PM   #25
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I employed one of these. It still wasn't enough.

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Old 06-05-2014, 12:57 PM   #26
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Its not as bad as all that, but even if you have the talent it will be a huge struggle.

Start winning everything you enter, and be willing to put a lot of time and money into travelling around to the various events (state wide, then nation wide, then international). If you really stand out, maybe you can secure some sponsors.

Some guys I know are friends of the family to a guy who is working his way up through AMA Pro Sportbike (he won his class last year at the Laguna Seca event). He has boat loads of talent, but it still requires all the support the entire family can muster. His mom was in tears (of joy) after the win.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:10 AM   #27
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1st step: Win a few hundred million in the Powerball.
2nd step: Show up at the offices of one of the backmarker/satellite teams with a bag full of some of those millions and they will do the rest. They'll expedite your GP license and get you on the grid, especially if you have more bags of those millions. Some say talent counts, I say BS. Big money trumps talent every time. It takes talent to win, it only takes money to race. Your title says you want to compete, that only takes cash. To win, the rest of the posts become more relevant.

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Old 06-08-2014, 03:23 PM   #28
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Even if you went in with millions and bought a seat you'd still be 20 seconds off the pace.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:40 PM   #29
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He has been riding a Ninja 250 for 5 years, he should be a lot less than 20 seconds of the pace of the front runners.

I would be disappointed if he didn't at least podium by mid season.
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:04 PM   #30
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