MOTO-X » MX1, MX2 racing numbers announced, Townley 101.

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Pondo - Unregistered

November 25, 2009 4:33 PM

Thing is, talent isn't the only requirement for GP racing these days, you need a vast wallet. That's not to say that there aren't talented racers in there, just that many who have the speed to be there aren't because they haven't the cash. MX1 is 450 for four strokes, 250 for two strokes.


November 25, 2009 7:30 PM

It doesn't surprise me that Townley is back europe because he's was out of the last two AMA SX and MX seasins with injuries. Hopefully he'll be back in good form for GP's, but I highly doubt that he will get a ride in U.S. for this year.

Yanks For BT - Unregistered

November 25, 2009 8:05 PM

In USA magazine websites, etc, he says he is working hard to return to US racing. A lot of folks here hope so. He is very well liked, a good guy, and brilliantly fast. Villopoto has moved on to semi-greatness and BT was right there with him. If not for the injuries..... and he always said he was a 450 guy.

Here is hoping he finds a quality 450 ride over here. Honestly, for some reason I don't think he will be that amazing in SX on the big bike, but just want to see him healthy outdoors. Saw him at HighPoint chasing in 1st moto after a crash and bike repair, and then run away second moto. BT is a top 4 outdoor guy for the planet. He should have a ride.

sutty - Unregistered

November 25, 2009 9:47 PM

Where are all the Brits? Usual thing, no funds. The infrastucture needs support to get talent from grass routes. Work together instead of against each other. Like a previous post, it's all about big wallets and old boys clubs.

190mph - Unregistered

November 26, 2009 11:29 AM

sutty - grass routes racing isn't helped in this country when we have eco-mentalists and no-good busybodies doing all they can to ban motocross and other dirtbike sports.

When farmers are denied holding more than a few motocross meetings a year because of these idiots it becomes harder for clubs to find suitable tracks.

Then you have an industry that seems to have no interest in supporting its customers and fighting the constant barrage of eco ****s trying to restrict/ban motocross in Britain.

Then there's the cost of getting involved in motocross in the first place - the cost of machinery and spares, club membership costs - far too high for what is a hobby to most of those involved

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