Anybody using Wiki for a knowledge source requires that little extra help.
Anyway we are 4 races in, let's see how intense everybody is in a couple of races or half way through the season. It will be interesting once 70 and 38 know the tracks and their competition
Is it the intense racing that means just about every body is injured in the 450's?
At this level, isn't "knowing the track" a little overrated since most Pro's only ride each track once a year? Tough for anyone to know, or dial in a track with that little time on it. The Teams would have all of the other track data that is used for bike set-up.
Unless it's a riders "home" track, I don't think riding it once per year is much advantage, if any.
Just my opinion.
I think the "silent majority" of US motocross fans think it's awesome that Roczen is racing here. I can't wait to see him in person at Unadilla. Even though...Tomac is my guy!
I do think track knowledge does come into it yeah, when you compare someone that is seeing it for the 1st time compared to several times. Regardless of skill level it still has a part to play, sure a pro needs less time to adjust but it's still preferable to understand how it's going to evolve and show itself over the race.
When Marv-O gets under Payton's tent, everyone's in trouble. And his podium speeches are only going to get longer and more enthusiastic.
"tell us about your win today, Marvin."
"Well you know, today I had a bowl of oatmeal, it was delicious, and...um....so many fans I think you, all my fans, I'm just really excited to be here, very excite. "
He is my favorite non-American, hands down. His enthusiasm bleed out of my television screen so much I run down to my garage, fire my bike up and panic rev it a few times before the second moto.
Plenty of time, look how quickly the wheels can fall off, Baggett is a perfect example. They are trying hard and luck along with god damn massive levels of skill will be a huge factor b4 the season plays out in full
I'd have to agree with Emig.
Just watch the actual races.
Baggett, Barcia, and Tomac are just pushing so much harder than everyone else. Even though Rozen is crazy fast he isn't pushing it like the other front runners. Over a long reason of 24 motos this might work in his favor but in the short term they are running over him. Marvin is also super fast but zero intensity.
Watch a couple of motos and it's easy to see.
I just watched the race. I don't understand why all the focus is on Roczen. Looks like Barcia and especially Baggett succumbed to the intensity as well in that second moto. The common factor is that Tomac was just on fire.