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February 24th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #51
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RMR lost Danny Eslick and Geico. I'm not really sure what they are doing in the AMA paddock now that Buell are gone b/c RMR don't have technicians for other brands. John Ulrich's outfit was tuning Danny's bike so it was only natural that Geico would support Cardenas on JU's team when Eslick decided to move on to SBK.



Imo, it would have been much more clever to have RMR and Eslick jump into SBK, and Cardenas to go back down to DSB. Unfortunately, no deal was done, probably b/c Geico wanted nothing to do with it. Eslick went to EBR who just landed a big deal with motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp.



The gain of Hero MotoCorp is outweighs the loss of RMR, though it is unfortunate they won't participate. Just think about what might happen if Hero MotoCorp makes a bid for Buell. It's not a direct competitor to Harley so unless Harley just want to kick EB in the nuts, they might sell. A bike manufactured in India will undercut the European and Japanese by thousands of dollars, but the consumers will see the Buell brand rather than an unknown Indian name. India is an important market for Harley, and they have a manufacturing facility there. Selling Buell to hero might give them the political leverage they need to grease the wheels of commerce in India.
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Zemke is riding DucShop Ducati 848 Evo in Daytona Sportbike. Good to hear.



http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...?article=47382
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Zemke is riding DucShop Ducati 848 Evo in Daytona Sportbike. Good to hear.



http://www.roadracin.../?article=47382
DSB is just going to be retarded this year. The talent from 1-10+ is freakish. I'm glad he got picked up, he really is one of the nice guys of the paddock. Never seen him without a smile.



Rapp picked up to run at Daytona SBK. If the ZX10 Wsbk is any indication of the new potential for Kawa, it should have a decent showing. http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...?article=47404



Speaking of nice guys, I'm a bit worried for Tommy.
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RMR lost Danny Eslick and Geico. I'm not really sure what they are doing in the AMA paddock now that Buell are gone b/c RMR don't have technicians for other brands. John Ulrich's outfit was tuning Danny's bike so it was only natural that Geico would support Cardenas on JU's team when Eslick decided to move on to SBK.



Imo, it would have been much more clever to have RMR and Eslick jump into SBK, and Cardenas to go back down to DSB. Unfortunately, no deal was done, probably b/c Geico wanted nothing to do with it. Eslick went to EBR who just landed a big deal with motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp.



The gain of Hero MotoCorp is outweighs the loss of RMR, though it is unfortunate they won't participate. Just think about what might happen if Hero MotoCorp makes a bid for Buell. It's not a direct competitor to Harley so unless Harley just want to kick EB in the nuts, they might sell. A bike manufactured in India will undercut the European and Japanese by thousands of dollars, but the consumers will see the Buell brand rather than an unknown Indian name. India is an important market for Harley, and they have a manufacturing facility there. Selling Buell to hero might give them the political leverage they need to grease the wheels of commerce in India.


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.


Hey Pov, here is your big chance to tell Robertino that your riding buddies can school him and let him know what a piece of crap he is and all.



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Hey Pov, here is your big chance to tell Robertino that your riding buddies can school him and let him know what a piece of crap he is and all.



http://roadracingwor.../?article=47411


Povol will never get the chance, b/c RLH is going to off Pietri before he throws a leg over an SBK
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DMG just cant help themselves. Once incompetent, i guess it becomes part of your dna. The old my way or the highway attitude is back and another revolt is brewing. They just dont seem like reasonable people



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DMG just cant help themselves. Once incompetent, i guess it becomes part of your dna. The old my way or the highway attitude is back and another revolt is brewing. They just dont seem like reasonable people



http://www.roadracin.../?article=47429


Read it yesterday. I think JU needs to be discrete. Back in the day when corrupt AMA officials were screwing with people, and sending Luddington on kamikaze missions (he probably loved), the fans needed to know what was going on. But now? I want to know when DMG is screwing up, but why would I care that AMA teams and DMG are having a war over a patch? Why would I be surprised? How is this any different than other sports?



Anyone remember fallout after Camier came up with the clever idea (or his sponsor) to put a sticker on his visor during the after-race press conference?



Everyone is always crying about sponsorship.
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The problem at hand is DMG's amatuerish lack of getting seasons planned. Its always down to the last minute on sponsors, schedules, regs, whatever. How in the hell are you supposed to prep a race team for a season, when you dont even know when or what the rules are going to be. DMG is making promises to their corporate sponsors, that are contradictory to promises made by teams to their sponsors. And they wonder why its so difficult to attract sponsorship. iDIOTS. The teams are more professional than the series itself. JU is speaking out because the childish retribution games have commenced again, and he is going to put up with it. DMG might think they have these teams over a barrel, but all it would take is for them to quit showing up and they {DMG] are done. JU would be the leader of that exodus, i think more people in the series look to him for leadership, than the they do the heads of DMG.
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The problem at hand is DMG's amatuerish lack of getting seasons planned. Its always down to the last minute on sponsors, schedules, regs, whatever. How in the hell are you supposed to prep a race team for a season, when you dont even know when or what the rules are going to be. DMG is making promises to their corporate sponsors, that are contradictory to promises made by teams to their sponsors. And they wonder why its so difficult to attract sponsorship. iDIOTS. The teams are more professional than the series itself. JU is speaking out because the childish retribution games have commenced again, and he is going to put up with it. DMG might think they have these teams over a barrel, but all it would take is for them to quit showing up and they {DMG] are done. JU would be the leader of that exodus, i think more people in the series look to him for leadership, than the they do the heads of DMG.


All of this stuff is common in racing. Manufacturers fighting with sanctioning bodies. Teams fighting with manufacturers. Sponsors screwing people. It's just another day in the office.



Officials targeting participants based upon public comments......that was something special that can only come from NASCAR land. The poor officiating was worth publicizing. Power-politics in the marketing/sponsorship business is just another day in the office.
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