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CorriganJ
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PostPosted: 16:59 - 13 Jul 2020    Post subject: Uneducated Question Reply with quote

I was wondering why Moto GP Riders are never seen at the Isle of Mann TT? I guess simply because its not a Moto GP Circuit so why would they race there? Still, seems strange to me that the likes of Marquez don't try and win there just to see if they can.
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Ste
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PostPosted: 18:12 - 13 Jul 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon it's because they don't want to die and their sponsors don't want them to die. Shocked
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martin734
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PostPosted: 18:26 - 13 Jul 2020    Post subject: Re: Uneducated Question Reply with quote

CorriganJ wrote:
I was wondering why Moto GP Riders are never seen at the Isle of Mann TT? I guess simply because its not a Moto GP Circuit so why would they race there? Still, seems strange to me that the likes of Marquez don't try and win there just to see if they can.

Moto GP riding and road racing are very different disciplines and the techniques used are very different. There aren't many track riders who do well on the roads and those that do tend to come from a Superbike/Supersport background where they ride similar machines. It would be like a Formula 1 driver trying to do a tarmac rally stage, they would probably be fairly quick but no match for the specialists and the risks would make it not worth trying.
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BrianHilldwel...
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PostPosted: 13:07 - 15 Jul 2020    Post subject: Re: Uneducated Question Reply with quote

CorriganJ wrote:
I was wondering why Moto GP Riders are never seen at the Isle of Mann TT?


They were once, it was the UK round of the World Championship at the time.

But it's such a difficult and dangerous course they moved to mainland short circuits instead.
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