AMA Pro Roadracing 2014 No-Spoiler Catch-all Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by yooperbikemike, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    I've read right here on ADV that using a car tire will help a bike get better mileage and handling.









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  2. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Tire Squarerer

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    Maybe they can. But then you'd have a tire that is utterly useless for the rest of the lap, so we'd get a "race" of bikes blasting around the banking and coasting upright through the infield.
  3. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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  4. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I sort of like the use of the word "Nationals" for each event. It has a nice retro sound to it.

    Probably still struggles to get fans, but as JU said, "it is a start". The TV is good because it helps the teams get financed. I am curious if they use AMA spec Dunlops sold trackside, or if the three rounds are open to tire/rider contracts. I read on the website that Dunlop will be there.
  5. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    I *believe they are racing under current AMA rules and that was a sticking point for all to commit.

    *****

    What a novelty; they are building prerace hype and excitement by announcing TV months in advance instead of letting people complain right up to the last minute. :D

    If they were really smart, they would make sure the broadcast will go straight to the 'net, also.
  6. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    The are definitely using AMA Pro Racing rules/spec tires and spec fuel. It was part of the agreement to get Graves, Yosh and other big teams on board. Dunlop will be there just like an AMA weekend. The big teams didn't want to have to test new set-ups or line up against privateers on one-off special tires or fuel or engine/chassis spec. Confirmed by Ulrich and the president of the AFM.
  7. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    +1 LOL

    This would be great but likely add cost and cause issues with the providers that carry MAV-TV. I still hope it happens.
  8. mdubya

    mdubya Right Brigade

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    It doesn't have to be a sanctioned simulcast, just make sure it is being rebroadcast via vipbox, firstrowsports, and let it be posted to youtube.

    That is more exposure for sponsors and advertisers all the way 'round.

    Personally, I wouldn't know where to find Mav TV. :deal
  9. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Actually MAVTV is becoming my favorite channel covering every kind of racing like Speed used to do. They now cover many many many different types of motorcycle race events. Beside all the sprint car and offroad truck racing they are now showing world rally events LIVE they also carry boat racing. I believe the owner of Amsol has actually bought the channel and is really stepping it up in all the different kinds of racing coverage.


    In fact now that I visit the site it reminds me that they have given Dave Despain a new show !
    http://www.mavtv.com/


    <iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/T0-1apCqsgE?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  10. stk0308

    stk0308 Long timer

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    I thought I heard it was Lucas Oils that bought them? I'm not interested enough to do a Googling on whether Lucas and Amsol are the same company. :rofl
  11. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    you are right... my fingers and brain sometimes dont hook up
  12. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Thanks to the mavtv tip. I just learned my cable company has it. :clap

    The old speed channel was the best ever. Mav looks to be the modern version of it.
  13. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  14. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Interesting rumor. Thanks for the link, Yoop.
  15. Killer Whale KTM

    Killer Whale KTM Life is the adventure!

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    Let's all hope and pray this new Dorna series happens !!!!!!!!!
    Bring back real racing to the USA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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  17. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    DORNA doesn't seem to have many paid seats in their World Superbike series, and the grids are shrinking pretty fast there too. Not sure they can do any better. On the other hand, if they can recruit factory participation, maybe they could do a lot better.
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    This has turned into a really depressing thread-- amazing how quickly bad management of a series can make it pretty much irrelevant. :cry
  20. bikerfish

    bikerfish flyfishandride

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    exactly! I used to be a HUGE fan of ama roadracing, went to Daytona, laconia, and mid-ohio starting in the late 80's, and never missed a year till the DMG BS started
    Now? I don't even know when and where they race, the series sucks, and that's the nicest thing I have to say about it.