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redline king
02-11-2003, 11:55 AM
hi i was wonderin exactly how do you get into motogp? where do i start ? my email is sir_serial_thrilla@hotmail.com

Ricky J
02-11-2003, 12:31 PM
All you need is millons of dollars and a
rider. Then you probably have to buy an
existing team's entry rights to race and
find a manufacturer willing to lease the
bikes to you. Sounds impossible, right?
It isn't, just a gnat's @$$ from it...

02-11-2003, 12:36 PM
Wow, you must be like, really really good racer eh? I will be your first sponsor!!
:rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:

02-12-2003, 01:46 AM
Well first things first .... you need a whole bunch of really cute umbrella girls before they let you on the grid ... after that it's easy ...

02-12-2003, 08:20 AM
I'm already in MotoGP, I'm even sponsored by Suzuki and MovieStar and have beat Rossi a few times already.

It was real easy to get into, I just bought MotoGP by THQ for my Xbox :D

Seriously, I think even if you had the money to buy/lease a GP bike you'd have to have a big name sponsor, known rider, and an experienced crew.

redline king
02-13-2003, 10:31 AM
im on about being a rider

02-13-2003, 12:23 PM
i don't know anything about you, so i can't say how or how you can't ride, but i know from racing motocross, i know some guys who would fly and clean up at local tracks, then when they turned pro, it was a whole new ball game, going to the next level can be a reality check for alot of people, - i'm sure the slowest guy in motogp is really no slouch by any means, but these people are mortal men, not machines, so they had to come and start somewhere

but you will need lots and lots of $$$$$$$ (insane amounts) the best built works bike from aftermarket parts or like a hrc sp2 can't run with a motogp bike, so you would have to find a bike (several of them) lots of spare parts (really lots) lots of different works parts (you may want to try parts here and there for any gains) trucks, crew, lots of hotel and airfair cash, entry fees, fabricators, clothing, bike paint decals, and i'm sure i haven't scratched the surface of everything you need to run a motogp team

02-14-2003, 09:16 AM
Don't most of them start with daddy taking them to the track? And I do mean at a very young age.
Just look at Collin Edwards starting point. Already racing with small bikes on a very young age. Than you grow into things, find sponsors (BIG $$) and get a well known name... eventually a few of these get into the GP's..
I wish you luck, you'll need it (to win the lottery and get you started)

redline king
02-14-2003, 12:45 PM
is it possible to get signed up by a team like west honda pons or repsol etc????

02-14-2003, 01:33 PM
Go win your local club races. Find some sponsors. Win in AMA. Then the big teams will want you.

You'll probably learn a lot of humility in the local club races.

Stu Jones
02-16-2003, 08:55 AM
To give you an idea, in 95 I won a club championship then thought the next year i would go kick some butt in the British championships, NOT.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o"> I struggled to qualify and when I did qualify it was way down the grid. Donnington I got lapped by the two guys going for the title, these guys entered the GP as wild cards and got lapped by Max Biaggi.:eek:
In other words you have to be very special to get into GPs and as one of the other guys said you have to start out very young and normally have some financial backing behind you.
Good luck as well.:cool: