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September 5th, 2017, 09:05 AM   #1
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I know this thread won't get much action, but I've noticed a push to break into the American motocross scene. Canceling the des Nations won't help international MX interest, but MXGP has now run a few races in the US. Ryan Villaputo was a major disappointment during his stint in MXGP. Other than that, the few times top Americans like Copper Webb have ran in this series they've done ok, with a few wins. I'm not convinced American riders have taken it seriously. I was disappointed with Eli Tomac's attitude towards it, being something of the top American now that Ryan Dungey has retired. Tomac won the first moto at the recent Jacksonville MXGP event then seemed to lose interest in winning the overall. Tomac also refuses to compete in the des Nations at Winchester, England, which was disappointing.

Also, despite not being a fan, I'd like to acknowledge respect to Chad Reed for showing up to MXGP with a Nicky tribute hat. I'm still quite amazed at how many sports figures have paid tribute to 69 all across the spectrum. So big ups to you Reed.



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I think the problem with the US-MXGP is that it takes place right after the end of the US season. After 8 months (SX + MX) of racing almost every weekend, the riders are burnt out. also having it labor day weekend, in a hot, muggy part of the country does not help bring in fans.

Last year at the MotoGP race in Austin I talked to some German visitors who were big MX fans, they thought that COTA could be a possible host, they have the land and the natural elevation changes, not to mention the infrastructure
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Off topic I'm watching downhill mountain bikes World Cup in Cairnes atm holy shit brave boys. Now that's a hardcore sport at 70kph over that terrain no traction control here it's balls and skill. Hadn't heard of Hannah before but I know him now.
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Paging Dubs.

Dubs required in the foyer please, Dubs ........... lol
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Off topic I'm watching downhill mountain bikes World Cup in Cairnes atm holy shit brave boys. Now that's a hardcore sport at 70kph over that terrain no traction control here it's balls and skill. Hadn't heard of Hannah before but I know him now.
Hannahs sister got silver in the womens.

What about Sam Hills effort early on.
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