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August 5th, 2018, 03:46 AM   #1
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Mexico next year?

On Aussie TV they're saying Mexico has been added to the GP calendar provisionally for next year.
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Using the F1 track? Apart from the stupid "infield" section, the track might be pretty good for bikes.
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Don't know the track but it would be a killer location to get to. Mexico is such a fun place and very reasonable on the budget. Been many times. Any excuse to go.The Umbrella girls would be fuckin' amazing! There's a pretty big sport bike and supermoto scene there in the big cities. Never seen a Harley there yet. Mexican crowds at sporting events are always so high energy. Much rather go there than Indy.
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Mexico City is a great location, but not sure the F1 track would work for MotoGP, lots of close walls. There is a track in Monterrey, with an airport next to it that would probably work well for bikes.
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Crashnut's saying it's defo, at Mexico City F1 track. https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/90...otogp-calendar
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Rossi brought up the safety issue of the track which is definitely a valid concern. However he then whinged that with 20 races they won't have much time off to do much else. I'm sorry (and this goes for any rider that complains about that) you earn millions of dollars to ride a motorbike for 3 days every second week during the season. Then you get more holidays than most people have who work a normal job. What the fuck are you complaining about? That it's not a hobby but a full time job that you get paid obscene amounts to do?

This just really rubbed me the wrong way, their schedule is not that bad compared to other sports and the wear and tare on their bodies is nowhere near as bad either. These cunts need a reality check if they're complaining about not having a life outside of racing.
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Rossi brought up the safety issue of the track which is definitely a valid concern. However he then whinged that with 20 races they won't have much time off to do much else. I'm sorry (and this goes for any rider that complains about that) you earn millions of dollars to ride a motorbike for 3 days every second week during the season. Then you get more holidays than most people have who work a normal job. What the fuck are you complaining about? That it's not a hobby but a full time job that you get paid obscene amounts to do?

This just really rubbed me the wrong way, their schedule is not that bad compared to other sports and the wear and tare on their bodies is nowhere near as bad either. These cunts need a reality check if they're complaining about not having a life outside of racing.
I am hardly known as a leading Rossi admirer, but I agree with him, from what others say he is correct about safety, and you can’t race something as physically and mentally taxing, and as dangerous, as gp bike racing year round imo. I think they play too many Major League Baseball games and too many NBA regular season games as well, mostly for TV dollars, you simply can’t perform at an elite level year round, and too many contests devalues each individual contest imo. With horse racing where the desires of competitors don’t come into it they spell horses regularly and don’t have them in full training year round.
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Rossi brought up the safety issue of the track which is definitely a valid concern. However he then whinged that with 20 races they won't have much time off to do much else. I'm sorry (and this goes for any rider that complains about that) you earn millions of dollars to ride a motorbike for 3 days every second week during the season. Then you get more holidays than most people have who work a normal job. What the fuck are you complaining about? That it's not a hobby but a full time job that you get paid obscene amounts to do?

This just really rubbed me the wrong way, their schedule is not that bad compared to other sports and the wear and tare on their bodies is nowhere near as bad either. These cunts need a reality check if they're complaining about not having a life outside of racing.
Pretty much every rider has said at various time points that 20 races is too much.
If you can do better, why donít you send in your resume?
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I am hardly known as a leading Rossi admirer, but I agree with him, from what others say he is correct about safety, and you canít race something as physically and mentally taxing, and as dangerous, as gp bike racing year round imo. I think they play too many Major League Baseball games and too many NBA regular season games as well, mostly for TV dollars, you simply canít perform at an elite level year round, and too many contests devalues each individual contest imo. With horse racing where the desires of competitors donít come into it they spell horses regularly and donít have them in full training year round.
I wasn't disputing the safety concerns at all. They're completely valid as I have said. I don't believe the circuit will make for great viewing either so I wouldn't be upset if it wasn't on the calendar next year.

20 races isn't year round, that's my point. Right now they're racing for about 8 months with a break in the middle. Expecting them to do 9 months with a break in the middle isn't unrealistic, not for what they get paid. Soccer players are playing for around 10 months of the year, AFL players only have about 2 months off every year 3 at the most, most elite sports are going to be the same. I know they have to train and keep fit but that along with the racing I can guarantee, is not as physically demanding as what other athletes put up with every week. That's my point. Being expected to race for 9 months of the year isn't unfair and still gives them plenty of time for a life. A lot more time than if they were working a normal job or if they were elite in some other sports. I say 9 months of the year but generally they get every second weekend off as well.
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Poor circuit choice. It's too dangerous for bikes, and is dull as fuck as an actual grand prix circuit. Since they opted to use the stadium section rather than the original Peraltada corner, it took most of the character out of the circuit. Track is also bumpy as hell due to the volcanic activity in the area. They should just go back to the Salzburgring.
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