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April 24th, 2018, 02:39 AM   #11
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I don't mind paying for MotoGP at all, but I was already a bit obsessed with it. They're not going to get too many ;new'

I don't get Eurosport, just Freeview channels. If we could get fibre, I'd maybe get Sky.
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I don't mind paying for MotoGP at all, but I was already a bit obsessed with it.
I guess going to the British GP at Donington on the back of a pink GSXR from Scotland kind of speaks for itself. Up there with Daniboy's 2005 odyssey.
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Man how much would I love to see Donington Park with my own eyes...I was lucky enough to see several WC tracks and even ride some (Mugello, Misano and Imola) so I can't complain but I dunno, there's just something about Donington that fascinated me since I was a baby...maybe it's the Spitfire
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...maybe it's the Spitfire
Long gone, as is the Bluebird on Starkey's Bridge.

Donington is such a frustrating circuit. The first three sections of glorious sweeping, flowing undulating Parkland are completely ruined by the bolt on "car park section" (Lawson E. 1989) from Foggy Esses, through the Melbourne Loop and Goddards which contrive to butcher the racing.

It is however an absolute joy to ride.
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In the USA, I would say that Motorsports (all forms of motor racing) would probably be the 4th or 5th most popular sport. Football, Basketball, Golf, Motorsports. Motorsports in the USA being primarily made up of NASCAR, INDY car, and Supercross.

As for motorcycle racing in the USA, Supercross is by far the most popular, with MotoGP a strong second, WSBK in 3rd.

As for motorcycle riding in general, it depends where you live, it states like California, Texas and Florida riding is far more popular because the weather is good for it year round. Off road bikes are probably the most popular, with Harley Davidson second.
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Long gone, as is the Bluebird on Starkey's Bridge.

Donington is such a frustrating circuit. The first three sections of glorious sweeping, flowing undulating Parkland are completely ruined by the bolt on "car park section" (Lawson E. 1989) from Foggy Esses, through the Melbourne Loop and Goddards which contrive to butcher the racing.

It is however an absolute joy to ride.
Yeah I know, but as a kid I remember trying to spot the spitfire every time a Donington race was on TV so it's about nostalgia I guess.

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In the USA, I would say that Motorsports (all forms of motor racing) would probably be the 4th or 5th most popular sport. Football, Basketball, Golf, Motorsports. Motorsports in the USA being primarily made up of NASCAR, INDY car, and Supercross.

As for motorcycle racing in the USA, Supercross is by far the most popular, with MotoGP a strong second, WSBK in 3rd.

As for motorcycle riding in general, it depends where you live, it states like California, Texas and Florida riding is far more popular because the weather is good for it year round. Off road bikes are probably the most popular, with Harley Davidson second.


Wow I had no idea supercross was more popular than MotoGP over there.

Not surprised tho, American SX is amazing even tho my boy ET#3 doesn't seem to want to get a championship LOL

Random curiosity: is there a big gap in popularity between SX and the AMA National?
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Man how much would I love to see Donington Park with my own eyes...I was lucky enough to see several WC tracks and even ride some (Mugello, Misano and Imola) so I can't complain but I dunno, there's just something about Donington that fascinated me since I was a baby...maybe it's the Spitfire
It's a great circuit in general but it's a terrible circuit for exciting racing though, the facilities were awful as well.
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Wow I had no idea supercross was more popular than MotoGP over there.

Not surprised tho, American SX is amazing even tho my boy ET#3 doesn't seem to want to get a championship LOL

Random curiosity: is there a big gap in popularity between SX and the AMA National?
well Supercross hits all the major cities, so it has much larger media footprint, then the Nationals. Most of the nationals take place in more remote, rural areas... they also take place during the day time, where most Supercross races are in prime time... the nationals are also televised on more obscure media outlets, often delayed. also most people who are into MX racing are usually out riding their bike, while most nationals are taking place... I might also add that the Nationals are wild crazy fun, weekend long party.
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Only thing I can add to the knowledge from the UK contingent is that from about 1983 to 1997 the popularity dropped only to regain popularity from the time Rossi came into contention. IMO thats sad as he has without doubt caused a lot of the problems we have today with crass riding.
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