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Matthew Birt  says:

America to host three races in 2013 as Texas gets green light

Three MotoGP races will be held in America in 2013 after it was confirmed the Circuit of the Americas clash in Texas will definitely go ahead. The race will be staged on April 21 and is likely to be the second round of next year’s world championship with major doubts about whether a scheduled race in Argentina will go ahead on...

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Hmmm..

I take your point about Moscow, but that wasn't where I was thinking for GP.

Ezpeleta needs to have a sit down with Bernie and look at the way he goes about the business IMO. The emerging markets of Asia and South America are a must.

They all ride bikes and are familiar with the stars. Why so Eurocentric when we haven't got a pot to piss in and everybody, especially business, is getting screwed by the banks?

Carmelo needs to get his spotted hankerchief out and give it some Dick Whittington.

 

 

 

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Nostrodamus

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Why are there so many crybabies on MCN?

A fine question AintNuthin.

The answer to which lies in the understanding of the battered and bruised British biking psyche.

You must realise they haven't had a GP champion, let alone a race winner in the premier class since Barry Sheene 30 odd years ago. Having become thoroughly sick of this state of affairs and having watched a few hopefuls amount to nothing much a young Italian kid bounded onto the scene. He even officially resided in London for a few years until the Italian Tax man raped him up the wallet for it. The young Italian with the girlie haircut was just what the Brits had hoped to produce themselves, yet utterly failed at - so the great unwashed of British motorcycle supporters adopted young Valentino and invested their hopes and aspirations in him. You know the types, fat balding blokes in too tight, too short yellow tee-shirts and pimply kids in the main. Christ some of these sad souls even have an image of the man inked into their sweaty bodies - urghh.

Living their sad pathetic existences vicariously through the life of Rossi they enjoyed a few good years as Rossi was pampered, preened and feted by his Uncle Carmelo and Michelin, beating up on the competition during a historically weak period of MotoGP.

In recent years this artifice has come tumbling down around their ears. First young Stoner had the temerity to comprehensively thrash Rossi on the way to his first championship. In response the great unwashed lashed out, boo'ing and name calling like the unreformed Neanderthalic football fans they are. Next Lorenzo beat Rossi to a championship on the same bike! (a bike the great unwashed laughably say Rossi built). But the culmination of their anguish and sniveling has come about during the last two years as the object of their adulation has been thoroughly humiliated by a motorcycle he supposedly relished the thought of riding (well after his little tantrum saw him storm out of Yamaha), one he and his crew chief naively and arrogantly thought merely needed a sprinkling of their pixie dust. It of course transpires that to ride the Duke into the winners circle requires a skill set Rossi simply doesn't possess.

All of which leaves us where we are today. A dozen or so sensible MCN posters and a heaving sea of yellow bile spitting stupidity. It'll pass hopefully, the end of their false idol is not far away. Perhaps they might even adopt one of their own next time? How long a wait though? 76 years for a Tennis winner was it? Oh dear...

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Ahem..

I think he was talking about you Nostro..and anyway, WTF has New Zealand done for the sport?

You talking Swahili or English son?

Know your place you pleb.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Perhaps he was

I have been crying tears of joy and laughter for a couple of years now.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Don't forget..

Stock up on the hankies for next year..and get a couple of big cushions while you're at it, as I have a feeling you'll have trouble sitting down after the 46ers have finished with you. 

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MandyRamola

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MandyRamola says:

Nostro does comedy

Great post big man, I was highly amused. I think you'll find it was 1977 when we last had a tennis winner (before that sweaty sock), Virginia Wade, who coincidentally I likened Cal Crutchlow to at the beginning of the year. Am I in the half dozen?

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

I completely disagree Hmmmm

Our product is an obscure one to most in the developed world who see them as cheap little death machines, a poor substitute for the all dominating car. Joe public simply cannot or do not want to relate. These rapidly emerging Asian markets (South America is a basket case and is best left alone to stew in its socialist, protectionist, inflationary juices) have huge potential with a captive market of consumers who already understand the product, even if the majority are merely utilitarian commuter devices - the link is still there. These markets should be far easier to crack than expanding viewership in the developed world. Just look at 400 million strong MotoGP ambivalent America.

Oh I meant to mention a figure I read recently. Indonesian bike sales last year - 8 million! Gawd knows how many India and China flog.

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wosihound

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wosihound says:

Me too..

What about the lack of sponsorship dollars?

The teams are struggling to make ends meet. Reliance on traditional markets - The States and Europe - could be like putting all your eggs onto the Titanic. Asia has growth, we have recession.

Do IRTA have a profit sharing deal with Dorna for TV revenues? don't think so. 

Improving the show will obviously help sell the sport into new markets but teams need to have a budget sorted and cold hard cash in the bank before they go racing..to pay for bikes and pay people and expenses.

San Carlo don't sell bikes.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

As a man, a woman?

who's seen that yellow light doesn't actually provide that much radiance of course you are Mandy. Or maybe it's just your come hither look.

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thestig08

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thestig08 says:

Bit Smug being as

Kiwi's can't fly.Here are some notable ,ex kiwi racers to jog your memory,Stu Avant,Dennis Ireland and of course Graeme Crosby,latterly you had Aaron Slight in wsb not that impressive is it?,You say the brits have been starved ,the Kiwis, a life long bloody famine,Most of these lived in England to aid their careers,you state we have had thirty odd years,28 to be exact and it was Mr Crosby who cost us a Sheene win in '81 at Silverstone,also taking Lucky out into the bargain ,It's all well and good spouting about the brits nossie but as a Kiwi you should be envious of us now my old fruit,The other posting on here,thats tickled me, and I use the term posting loosely, is a certain goon commenting on the state of the paddocks in USA and other venues as if he had been to see it Ha Ha ,was there not room for your tent and big issue beer crate sales stand eh loony

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