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Old 11-17-2013, 04:56 PM
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Another great race that gets no attention states side.


 
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:35 PM
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OMFG!

Even riding in Hanoi is safer than that.

It looks soooooooooooooooo narrow at that speed.

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Old 11-18-2013, 02:36 AM
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man that would hurt to miss a turn there. I got to watch it through motogp didn't know that it was hard to find.
 
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:18 AM
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speed2.com used to have it on their bike road racing series. It's a lot of the Irish Road Racing crowd that races there. It's in China. It's nice to have a race so late in the season you know?

And yeah, there's not a lot of run-off room, that's for sure.
 
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:02 PM
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The armco barriers flashing past your helmet wouldn't exactly fill you with confidence.

Road racing takes nerves of steel as well as riding skills, ***** of steel are a benefit as well

The Northwest 200 is one of the best races in the world.
 
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Some time back in the late 80's I think, the promoters tried to get the factory GP riders to come out. The only star with the ***** to do it was Kevin Schwantz....
 
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:09 AM
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Some time back in the late 80's I think, the promoters tried to get the factory GP riders to come out. The only star with the ***** to do it was Kevin Schwantz....
That doesn't surprise me. The IOMTT used to be on the MotoGP callendar back in the day until '76. If you ask any current MotoGP star - all of them are happy they don't have to do it. Macau would be no different.

 
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:32 AM
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Yeah, exploring the limits of a bike and the limits of your skill on a track, you can limit the dangers.

While the road races have as much safety incorporated into them as is sensibly possible, it is inherently a much higher risk, branch of the sport. But is also much closer to what the average rider might encounter during a fast, early morning ride-out.

Hell, many of the casualties at the IOMTT are spectators, imagine that happening these days at a MoTo GP race!
 
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