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September 3rd, 2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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KRAVE to save US road racing...

Good luck to 'em!!

AMA Road Racing: Wayne Rainey In, DMG Out! - Cycle News

US Superbike Racing On The Verge Of A Revival? Rainey Takes Over AMA Series, DMG Relinquishes Rights | MotoMatters.com | Kropotkin Thinks
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Good Riddance DMG, its been a long time coming. Lets see if this group gets it and welcomes back the manufactures.
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One of the comments on Krop's site suggested partnering with the X-Games. I think that is an excellent idea for the US series visibility and growth with a younger generation. I would also encourage them to include an electric class a-la IOM TT.
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This is great news....and I believe they should follow more of an CEV type of approach....and they should add an Electric class like the TT.

I do worry though that unless they work to transition out the old never gonna move to MotoGP racers in the series then we might not get any new real talent come through to jump to the world stage (GPs or World Supers) from the USA/Canada for another 5 years or more....

I also feel that all USA GP riders should all be encouraged to sponsor a team in this new series....so Nicky should be looking to create and sponsor Team 69 at all levels of racing this new series, but he should not hire his brothers to rider for him....KRJR, Colin E and Kevin S should do the same....
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I also feel that all USA GP riders should all be encouraged to sponsor a team in this new series....so Nicky should be looking to create and sponsor Team 69 at all levels of racing this new series, but he should not hire his brothers to rider for him....KRJR, Colin E and Kevin S should do the same....
That's a GREAT idea and the timing couldn't be better. Colie and Nicky should be the broadcast voices of MGP in the USA AND be HUGE presences in the AMA paddock. Throw in a Team Biaggi a Team Stoner for some flavour and you'd have a great start.

I'd like to see: Moto3; Moto2; WSBK/EVO; and 'lectric as classes.
Moto3 and 2 for serious talent development; WSBK/EVO for the premier class and 'over-the-hillers'...
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That's a GREAT idea and the timing couldn't be better. Colie and Nicky should be the broadcast voices of MGP in the USA AND be HUGE presences in the AMA paddock. Throw in a Team Biaggi a Team Stoner for some flavour and you'd have a great start.

I'd like to see: Moto3; Moto2; WSBK/EVO; and 'lectric as classes.
Moto3 and 2 for serious talent development; WSBK/EVO for the premier class and 'over-the-hillers'...
I dont think Biaggi or Stoner would ever create a team in the America's.....they might on the world level though...

Will Nicky and Colin and other Ex-GP Americans riders create teams?
Probably not....but we can hope....
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You must be unaware of Casey's hard-on for all things 'muricun... It would be the perfect, low-stress venue for the talented little twerp.

Biaggi - who the fuck cares, insert any prominent Euro!!!
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AMA has been such a poorly managed series for so long, its going to be hard to get a TV deal, sponsors, and tracks on board with the series. It would be great if they could get COTA on the schedule, but I am sure the cost to run a race there is very high. they also need a rule book that is fair to all the makes at all the class levels.
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This is wonderful news. Xmas has come early. Some observations:

-Will ISC-owned Road Atlanta and VIR work with the new series?

-Moto 2 and Moto 3 seem like a bad idea for US teams. Supersport and superstock 600 come with potential manufacturer support, since the factories want to use US racing to sell bikes. Nobody is selling Moto 2 or 3 bikes to the public. US teams aren't going to attract Spanish and Italian sponsors the way CEV and world-level teams do. But US teams could realistically expect support from the factories whose products they represent on the track. Forget the Moto 2/3 idea and run supersport. Maybe a class for small bikes like the Ninja 250 and little CBR would be an alternative to Moto 3 (or maybe just the XR1200 series).
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I really question the "race Sunday - sell Monday" doctrine in 2014. This 50s-60s era strategy just doesn't fit today when cruisers, tourers, standards, dirt-bikes and almost everything else out-sells sport bikes in the USA.

The goal of the AMA/FIM/KRAVE should be: 1. Bums in the seats; 2. broad access TV contract; 3. promoting US talent to the world stage.

I do to think that pandering to a tiny sport-bike market will help achieve these goals.
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