I want to compete in MotoGP

Discussion in 'Racing' started by indr, May 27, 2014.

  1. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    This. Don't know where you live, other than moms, but you will find out if you are any good.

    Strip down that ninja and add some safety wire.
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  2. Oremuz

    Oremuz n00b

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    practice, practice

    & practice

    & more, more more practice :norton
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  3. turnenem

    turnenem TBD

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    F the ninja! You need a gixxer, wife beater , and a sweet medallion.
    You are from New Jersey, right?
    The Euro trash in Motogp will never be able to hang!
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  4. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    Gosh I can't think of anyone like that in the GP :lol3









    :hide
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  5. turnenem

    turnenem TBD

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    :lol3
    I hear ya and assume you speak of a certain Czech rider?
    At least he isnt last!
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  6. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Yeah. And he's in front of a certain loud Texan.....

    And could ride rings around probably everyone on this forum....:huh
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  7. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    It seems to me, if he is in the southeast, go to a racing school at Roebling Road and if you win the race at the end, on the 250, by 1 lap, you should think about racing.

    That will only cost a few hundred $, including safety wire. There will be a lot of guys that will help.

    Do they still give you the yellow t-shirts?

    WERA
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  8. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    The person who asked about racing in the Southeast is not the OP of this thread. We don't know what kind of bike or experience the person who inquired about racing in the southeast has. We do know he or she is not a troll and is probably sincere about club racing.
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  9. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Well, this is the way to start. I'm sure there are similar organizations in other locations. Either way, its harder than it looks.:D
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  10. canoli

    canoli human

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    If it was easy then everyone would do it right? :D Not sure if the OP was a troll or not, but as for me... I saw a chance to get a real answer to a real question and I got what I was looking for. Still not sure that I am going to go that route, but it's good to know what options are out there.

    Canoli
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  11. Morgan Steele

    Morgan Steele Been here awhile

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    If it was me, I wouldn't go straight to MotoGP. I would ease into MotoGP by racing a season or two in Formula 1. This is because racing on four wheels is easier than two wheels.
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  12. turnenem

    turnenem TBD

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    :lol3
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  13. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    The better way to look at it is, it's a fantastic experience and will make you a better street rider. I tried at 40 and found out I wasn't going to win any time soon. But, I am glad I did. Give it a shot. Bring some $$.
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  14. nry

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    Hey Canoli,

    I started out road racing here in oz in 98. Raced until 08 and a huge highside put me on crutches for a year. In that time I had a lot of fun, met a lot of guys some of who I'm still good friends with but non I see regularly. In 09 I discovered dirt bikes and went to Cape york in 10, did the APC rally in 11 and then did Condo in 13 and 14. I'm lining up at Safari in September. I quickly discovered that I could have way more fun at 10% on a dirt bike than I could at a 110% on a road bike. I could go anywhere on my dirtbikes, places that were really close and that I'd never seen before.

    The problem with road racing is the cost and the restriction, I can't do anything with a RR bike other than take it to the track, and if it rains I'd better have a complete set of wets on wheels ready or I've just shelled out $250 for nothing (trackday old prices)

    Now I buy tyres for fun and practice in the bush for the cost of my fuel.

    I'd love to jump on a road racer now to see how I've improved but I'm not interested in setting up all over again and going through all that expense for a very short adrenaline rush and the idea of even getting on a fireblade or something similar does nothing for me. I don't even follow motogp or supers anymore and I used to ride a 1000kms twice a year there and 1000kms back to camp at PI in the rain...

    In my opinion dirt wins.

    Oh and the speed thing, its only relative, if everyone around you is moving at the same speed it seems quite slow :D racing in the rain is like racing in slow motion too :lol3
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  15. canoli

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    So I met a guy last week who is into road racing here in OZ as well and he pretty much said the same thing. He estimated that it was costing him somewhere between 75-80 grand a year to compete. Mostly on track time, tires, brakes and other consumables. I've spent about an 8th of that last year including a bike for dirt and yeah like you said I can ride my dirt bike pretty much anywhere. I'll keep my CRF for now, and see what the future holds in about a year. After all.. I still need to finish Finke. :evil

    Thanks,
    Canoli
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  16. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    $75 t0 $80 grand is a hell of a lot. We certainly didn't spend that kind of money. It is expensive. $250 for a tire and it is used up in one day.

    Go to an amateur event and ask around.

    I can see the dirt attraction, if you're 25 and can take the physical abuse.
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  17. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    i'm with ya' on this one....

    my buddy's giving me shit to go do a track weekend in November.... i need tires ($300), my wheel bearings are shot (at least $100), oil change ($50), track weekend ($250), gas up there, hotel, food ($250+).... pretty much a grand for a weekend.....

    i ride w/my dual sport goofball monkey buddies on sunday for $10 in gas...

    you do the math.... :deal
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  18. TheRog

    TheRog Dirtylittle funhaver

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    I won the second road race I entered.
    I consider winning to mean not finishing last!
    I spent about 25 grand over 5 years racing in the AFM. My riding ability improved in literally a day/ night type of comparison. I never finished first, but only finished last that first race. I never had a practice or race crash, never caused another rider to crash, and had an awesome experience that is easily in my top 8 accomplishments of my life.
    My wife was my pit crew, my four kids grew up playing with other racers kids, and we all had a ball.
    If that's not winning, I don't know what is.
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  19. ritaholden

    ritaholden n00b

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    i am still thinking what can be the perfect answer for this weird question.... lol :p
    online casino games

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  20. BOOTLACE

    BOOTLACE Bikie Scum.

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    Well said old Chap! I'm hearing ya..:1drink
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