MotoGP » Pesek 'working on' Ioda funds

"I still do not have it all, but we're working on it” – Lukas Pesek.

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December 28, 2012 10:06 PM

re: "Sooooo.... do the mechanics "pay" to be there? Does the crew chief? No!!!! They get the best they can for the money they have. If you want to be a bigshot team owner it's YOUR responsibility to drum up the sponsorship to pay your employees"

and there it is... what don said.


December 29, 2012 11:04 AM
Last Edited 919 days ago

Shamorone, how many mechanics could sell advertising space on their outfits? How many could sell advertising space on the bikes they don't ride? How many could do public appearances endorsing products?
Of course this kind of providing your own backing to ride does not go off in WSB does it? Just remind me how many bikes there are on the grid in the series that is better because of it has more manufacturers and bigger grids?
It happens in all racing and has done in F1 for a long time, it happens the first time you throw your leg over a bike to enter the track.
As for bigshot team owners earning lots of money, think again a lot of the private teams its a passion not a money earner, remember Luis Dantin? ejected from the paddock after spending all Mr Campinotti's money on toys instead of the team.
An American lecturing on financial issue's at the moment is novel though!

the Don - Unregistered

December 29, 2012 4:50 PM

So if mechanics etc cant sell advertising they should just work for free, happy to help out team owner who is there because of "passion"? LOL. Racing at the highest levels is supposedly a business,and if you can't make it in business you get out.

Also wondering your thoughts on other professional sports such as football etc. A player has the skill to make it to the highest level and has worked hard to get there. Worked his life to be a marketable product.Do these athletes give their sponsorship endorsements to the teams? Haha effin' laughable. If you suggested it they would say your mad!

Car racing started this horrendous trend and bikes are now following.Just 'cause it has been going on doesn't make it right. Don't be a dumb sheep.


December 29, 2012 6:45 PM
Last Edited 918 days ago

So Don (or logged out Shamoron) that is why the mechanics get paid, not all highly and some have sidelines as well. Take the fact that most riders are a business and not an employee of the team so you could apply the same logic to them (get out). As for if you can't make it in business, well your obviously not business minded, its good business if you can get someone to pay more money to the team, its not bad is it?

I don't know what country your from if your talking proper football or that american game, but the bigger football clubs force their players to hand over a large amount of the personel endorsements, on the basis that they get a lot of the endorsements only by being signed to the bigger clubs. Something that Rossi is having to suffer this year.

He is being asked to hand over 200k less than a tenth of the budget needed to buy and run a couple bikes for the season and half the amount of leasing a WSS from PTR.

MT - Unregistered

January 07, 2013 3:56 AM

The only way to stop this pay rides rubbish is to get rid of the monopoly the teams have on the grid spots. Until just any team to turn up on Friday and try to qualify (like the old days) the teams may actually try and get good riders rather than try and maximise their income by gouging it out of the riders.

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