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Old 10-25-2001, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default Re: A 500 GP race in Moscow?

No, Pretty unlikely that a 500GP race will happen there. However, it is possible that a GP1 round will go to Roosha...
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Old 10-25-2001, 06:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: A 500 GP race in Moscow?

Hey, I think Ural makes a 500cc bike--maybe they'll go and compete. Or perhaps the Kalashnikov two-stroker?

http://www.f2motorcycles.co.uk/kalashnikov.html
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Old 10-25-2001, 08:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: A 500 GP race in Moscow?

MOAN!!
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Old 10-26-2001, 05:19 AM   #4
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Default Re: A 500 GP race in Moscow?

Here's a great idea: how about one in the States!!

Oh that's right, we only like lame-ass NASCAR here.

Never mind the 100,000 crowd at Laguna for the WSB round.
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Old 10-26-2001, 06:10 AM   #5
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Default Re: A 500 GP race in Moscow?

I was at Indy for the F1 race and I was thinking the whole time that they should get a bike race, maybe GP's or even Superbikes. Maybe the Nascar crowd will get into bikes if we race at their graceland...
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Old 10-26-2001, 06:12 AM   #6
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Default Re: A 500 GP race in Moscow?

There have been talks on and off about building a world-class race course in Russia pretty much since the day after the Berlin Wall came down, but given the country's current climate it's still terribly unlikely to happen. Between the roles of the criminal class in any big-budget project in the country and the still-bumbling national bureaucracy, just getting this thing built in the first place would cost enough to horrify even Bernie Ecclestone, if it can be completed in the first place.



Two other long-term concerns: With the Russian economy the way it is, attracting enough bodies to make the location viable is very unlikely; and really, how many Russians are even interested in motorcycles to begin with?
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Old 10-26-2001, 06:37 AM   #7
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Default Agreed

I mostly agree except...It's impossible to horrify Bernie Ecclestone with too much money.
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Old 10-26-2001, 06:54 AM   #8
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I thought we already had a race at Daytona. D'ya think the NASCAR bubbas noticed?



Indy is Graceland for the other roundy-roundies...
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Old 10-26-2001, 09:40 AM   #9
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Default Speaking of NASCAR

WTF? HOw much skill does it take to ride in circles slightly out of shape on the gas? If you watch those F1 and Touring car races, man those guys are fighting the cars all the time. Shoot, the WSB and GP guys look like they are wrestling a rabid bear sometimes.
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Old 10-26-2001, 10:08 AM   #10
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Default former soviet union?

why can't you just say russia? its a minor point, but unless it is relevant to the matter at hand, its really unncessesary to refer to something as what it used to be.
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