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The best riders and the best bikes in the world.
Granted, far too many races may have one rider dominate, but if you want to talk about rider skill...to see these guys bumping into one another at 60 mph while leaned over in a curve... I think they do hit 180 mph even on the slowest circuits (maybe not at last week's Laguna Seca?), the track top speed is currently 349.288kph (217 mph), and this isn't a drag race track, this is before entering a curve, sans any banking.
I'm no fan of NASCRAP, hate that it is the 800-lb gorilla here in the USA.
I'm not saying there's NO special skill or training, but...
Wouldn't you think that a sizeable percentage of of us on this board could hop in a NASCRAP car, and turn laps no more than 10-15% slower than what the "elite" drivers do? Throw in some bumping/banging, I'm sure it gets much harder.
Now throw licensed motorcycle riders on a MotoGP bike, see how they fare.
You don't see any fat, old motorcycle racers, unlike NASCRAP.
Unfortunately, the Americans aren't fairing too well this year, but here's hoping.
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- Empty seats at Indy, John in Bismarck, Mon, 30 Jul 2012 05:56:01
- I would watch more NASCAR but only if.., pushrodsaab, Wed, 1 Aug 2012 10:26:36
- Economics and boring racing, Noel , Tue, 31 Jul 2012 06:41:59
- Maybe they finally got bored of it., B Millar , Tue, 31 Jul 2012 05:01:51
- Lots of empty seats at the Olympics too, Chadwick , Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:39:15
- NASCAR fan's disposable income, MI-Roger , Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:41:01
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