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ROAD racing at its best

Incredible, dangerous beyond all belief.

Gravel traps?
Run off?
Air fences???



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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-21-2010, 09:46 AM
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I just finished watching the 2009 Isle of Man TT DVD. These guys are true heros in my books. Guy Martin is an absolute nut! It seems that the Hondas dominate these races. Scary racing though. One mistake, and no second chances.
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I just finished watching the 2009 Isle of Man TT DVD. These guys are true heros in my books. Guy Martin is an absolute nut! It seems that the Hondas dominate these races. Scary racing though. One mistake, and no second chances.
ive been watching snippets of that on discovery HD Theater. it is freaking AWESOME.

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You guys should check out the Ulster GP posted link above. Guy Martin is on it hard through a right hander - gets into a bit of a slapper and accelerates out of it hard enough to pull the wheel up - fu*king heroic riding.

1Rider - where are you located in Ontariario?
Anywhere near K-W / Guelph / Cambridge area?

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1Rider - where are you located in Ontariario?
Anywhere near K-W / Guelph / Cambridge area?
Kingston. I did live out that way for a few years though.

On the TT DVD, they go to Guy Martin's shop. It's a barn on his Dad's farm. No spotless, high dollar race shops for these guys. I also get the impression that they all do their own wrenching as well.
Try getting Hopkins, or Hayden to spin a wrench.
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No kidding.
Yeah that was pretty cool seeing how down to earth the guy is eh? He's just a truck fitter / mechanic and part time farmer for his dad but he sure can ride...

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Ya that's the way of it with TT guys, and I think it's great. John McGuinness is a bricklayer as his day job.

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Wonder how much they make from roadracing per year?

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it can't be that much, I mean I wouldn't go lay bricks if I had a decent salary from racing coming in. And i'd take my fitness more seriously than these guys do.

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Wonder how much they make from roadracing per year?
If you get in the top ranks ( McGuinnes, Martin, Plater etc.) you can make a decent amount of money out of it. The price money for the IoMTT is quite substanial, I will dig out some numbers for ya.


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Yeah that would be great - I'm curious to see how much they make. I think most of the 'reward' is the prestige but there has to be some financial incentive to keep 'em going as well. i mean people watch circuit racing and think it's crazy dangerous but road racing at this level is a whole different beast..

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How many top level racers here in N/A have another job besides racing? For that matter, how many top level athletes have jobs other than their respective sport. In europe, there is a thing called "semi-professional". I'm not exactly sure how it works, but I'm sure it would lower the cost to run the teams considerably.
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