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Maybe this will shake things up a bit and DMG will pull their heads out.......change is needed for sure but not dropping the 1000cc+ superbikes and going to a superstock class. Guess we'll see what happens.....
 

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Maybe this will shake things up a bit and DMG will pull their heads out.......change is needed for sure but not dropping the 1000cc+ superbikes and going to a superstock class. Guess we'll see what happens.....


Fu_k DMG !!!
Dont give them a chance to fix things... :fu2:DMG has been playing power games with the factorys for the past 4 few months now. Im jazzed to see the MIC step in and try to keep the history of the factory racing alive.:eek:ccasion1 Unlike NASCAR, the AMA racing is more about the bikes .DMG wants to sell sponsorship, , Viagra,Tide, and whatever else the rednecks use as sponsorship on thier left turn racers. Remember, its the AMA = American MOTORCYCLE Assoc ......
 

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this is very good news. the changes the dmg are going to make just didnt make sense. im glad the oems dont feel like they have no choice but to continue in ama. hopefully someone will step up to the plate with said proposal.
 

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WOW this is huge. What DMG was proposing seemed to me like it wasn't very beneficial to the OEMs. Obviously they see it the same way.
 

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Well, that certainly made my day, week, etc
Apparently the DMG are a bunch of clusterfucks, and by reading that article, apparently someone from MIC has no problem speaking the truth which would be phenomenal.
I think that would make for a awesome series, not just for the riders/factories, but also for the fans.
Watching the DMG Super-Gay-Nasbike 34 hp series would certainly be worthless.
 

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Ill show my support by only attending MIC races, (not that I attend all on the circuit), but Ill add a few more races than usual. This is getting really interesting.
 

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Woo-hoo!!! Hope that happens!
 

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Most deffinately a positive step in reviving the american series.

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the dmg thought they could do whatever they wanted because that is the only real racing series in America, now with the mic stepping up that shows that if enough people show support and get on board then that is what people will watch, which is real bikes, on real courses- racing. not nascar on two wheels.
 

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I am not so sure about this being a positive step. Or maybe, if what is really happening is what I think is happening, it's a positive step but not in the way one might first think.

Remember the open-wheel split between CART (became Champ Car) and IRL? Remember how *that* turned out?

For sure the DMG needs to do something that they have thus far not been good at, "listening". At this point, I don't see two separate US superbike series being viable (but see additional comment below). I suspect that this in reality is a ploy by the manufacturers to coax DMG into shutting the f&ck up and listening for a change. Getting a whole new series up and running in 8 or 9 months would be quite the challenge. Heck, getting all the parties involved to agree with each other in 8 or 9 months would be quite the challenge.

BUT ... there is an interesting possibility, and it's a possibility that is already out there, already up and running, and already has a rulebook: WERA.

I'm certainly not on WERA's board of directors, but given the current situation, if I was, I'd be making some phone calls. Heck, I would have started making those phone calls "Just lettin' ya know that we're here" back in March or April when this whole thing started unravelling.

For the rest of us peons who just participate in roadracing at a regional level, :popcorn: is about all we can do.

I wonder how differently this would have turned out had DMG approached the various parties privately and negotiated properly, rather than attempting to lay down the law and then backpedal and negotiate via the media. As it stands now, DMG's proposal is not entirely unlike how Canadian Superbike has been for the last several years (unsurprising given Colin Fraser's involvement), and that series has the support of the manufacturers here. The one big difference is that the litre bikes have remained our premier class, as they should be in my opinion.
 

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:rockwoot: :thumbsup: that is what i'm talking about. suck it DMG.:lol:
 

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well, if the factory pack there bags and left. more then likely. people are going to go with them. they want to see factory bikes and rider.
 

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Im going to watch the series that feature, Roger Lee Hayden, Jaime Hacking, Miguel Duha-smell, Jake Zemke, Hopefully Matt Mladin, The Bostroms, Jason Disalvo, Neil Hodgsen.
I dont care to see a series who headline, Larry Pegram, Steve Rapp, Danny Eslick, Martin Cardenas, Chris Ulrich and a bunch of guys running around on BMWs. No disrespect but these guys dont have the star quality because they arent the A-riders.
Ive been to Biketoberfest in Daytona watching CCS championships and Larry Pegram was kicking everyones asses. It felt kinda hollow. Like I coudnt wait for March to see the factories and factory riders. This is how I envision watching what DMG proposes.
 
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