2021 Supercross 450 Privateers

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6/28/2020 1:07 PM

With Sexton, Ferrandis, and possilby McElrath and Craig moving up the 450 class there will be less Spots for privateers within the main events. Will we see privateers move down to the 250 class next year to have a better chance of making main events to show their name and get their sponsors out there. This year we were seeing 3-5 privateers make the mains each week, now that these 250 guys are going to eat up a couple of those spots there is only room for maybe 1 privateer unless something goes wrong.

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6/28/2020 1:15 PM

They would make more money just riding in the LCQ then they would racing in the 250 main.

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6/28/2020 2:43 PM

Some years half the factory riders get injured so that opens up spots. That’s a horrible scenario but it has happened before.

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6/28/2020 2:47 PM

Most stacked ever?

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6/28/2020 3:23 PM

yz133rider wrote:

Most stacked ever?

Every year.

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6/28/2020 3:24 PM

Ramrod wrote:

Some years half the factory riders get injured so that opens up spots. That’s a horrible scenario but it has happened before.

this....you can guarantee the series will at some stage lose 3-4 of the top 10 riders

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6/28/2020 6:27 PM

Well you would need to finish 5th in the 250 main to make more that 5th in the 450 LCQ. Last in the LCQ is still better than 12th in a 260 main. Plus the 450’s are a lot less expensive to set up engine wise.

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6/28/2020 6:42 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/28/2020 6:42 PM

I’d be going for that Pulp Mx privateer challenge money

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6/28/2020 6:44 PM

Ramrod wrote:

Some years half the factory riders get injured so that opens up spots. That’s a horrible scenario but it has happened before.

kiwifan wrote:

this....you can guarantee the series will at some stage lose 3-4 of the top 10 riders

Agreed, getting out of January for many guys is tough. I always hate to see it happen. However there still are lots of great riders!

Privateers that qualify are studs and thanks to the Pulpmx privateer challenge they get recognition and some coin $$.

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6/28/2020 7:29 PM

The way things are going...let’s just hope there are plenty of factory rides next-year and that the year starts out “normal”.

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