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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Racing: US vs Europe

Which series do you think is the best way to get to Moto GP for US riders?
1 World Superbike
2 US Superbike
3 250 Gp

-I was wondering how a rider like T. Hayden would fare on the World Supersport level given a descent ride.
-How is it a guy like Ben Bostrom who could barley score a point on the World Superbike level last year is third at Daytona qualifying. He had a full year on the CBR 1000 rr the year before and his team had won races before (Haga) even though it was a Ducati.
-Hodgson who won the world title is not really a factor in the US series yet although I think we will learn more about him this year.
-Why wouldn't more US riders want to go to WSB series seeing like that is a more direct route to Moto GP.
-I would like to see Mladin at the world level again. I know he was faster than Corser during some winter testing. It's getting boring watching everyone race for second in the championship.
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I think he would get his ass handed to him because he is too nice
Ben Bostrom sucked because of the bike. He's had most success on Ducatis
Lets hold judgement on Hodgson until end of this year
WSBK would be a direct link if MotoGP teams wanted to hire losers (according to Jeremy Burgess)
Mladin makes a shit load of money in the US
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Some pondering thoughts's tough to say. I don't think there is a better/proven path to MotoGp as of late. Its more of a talent/potential based-decison.

It really comes down to the competition around you and your surroundings. Ben B has always been streaky...he obviously was out of his element last year in WSBK. What makes Maladin so good is his professionalism...he works the smartest IMO.
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I'd say 250gp, if you are peforming in the top three. They already know you in the paddock and you can make connections early.

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