AMA Riders Got Smoked Today...

Related:
Create New Tag

10/7/2018 1:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2018 1:39 PM

Hats off to the MXGP riders, they were the better, faster riders today in a foreign country on a foreign track. Props.

|

10/7/2018 1:42 PM

We are definitely at a disadvantage on these track conditions. maybe we could stop with the booters and focus on the track variety and different racing surfaces. Some changes need to be made. I'm upset. We got our ass whooped.

|

10/7/2018 1:45 PM

Rude awakening indeed.

But I'm not convinced Eli is doing his best. He's usually good in these conditions. I thought the 19 was a good idea but I'm thinking now maybe he should've kept the 18 for this one...

|

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure.

10/7/2018 1:48 PM

Gandorlf wrote:

Rude awakening indeed.

But I'm not convinced Eli is doing his best. He's usually good in these conditions. I thought the 19 ...more

Tomac's "best" is very inconsistent, he's not the strongest mentally as history shows.

|

10/7/2018 1:49 PM

I hope team USA can find their balls and some motivation to put on a real showing at one of these here soon. USA riders just don't seem to care about MXDN like they used to...

Hell, they had to host the event in Tomac's backyard for him to even agree to go this year!

|

10/7/2018 1:50 PM

Fucking pathetic it’s like our guys just didn’t care

|

10/7/2018 1:52 PM

A glaring example of how much stronger the GP field is and really no end in sight. I'm really happy for Coldenhoff . Seems like a good dude.

|

10/7/2018 1:53 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2018 1:56 PM

That was embarrassing. Our series is clearly 2nd class(IMHO)

|

10/7/2018 1:53 PM

Pretty clear to me the US nationals are the 2nd tier series. Just because we aren’t as familiar with some of the MXGP names doesn’t mean they aren’t as good or better. All the talk means nothing, on race day today the MXGP riders were better, period.

|

10/7/2018 1:56 PM

I saw our guys riding their asses off and simply getting beat by riders that knew how to ride this type of track better & faster. The Euro's have "The Outdoors" down to a science.

I was STOKED to see Cairolli lay it down like he did.

|

Nobody ever told me, I found out for myself. You've got to believe in foolish miracles. It's not how you play the game, it's if you win or lose. You can choose. Don't confuse. Win or lose. It's up to you!

10/7/2018 1:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2018 1:58 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

A glaring example of how much stronger the GP field is and really no end in sight. I'm really happy for Coldenhoff . Seems ...more

Coldenhoff rode awesome! Netherlands are the real champs today!

|

10/7/2018 1:58 PM

I believe a big part is the bike set up from the usa riders...

|

10/7/2018 2:01 PM

Hunter Lawrence did ok cool

|

10/7/2018 2:02 PM

TeamGreen wrote:

I saw our guys riding their asses off and simply getting beat by riders that knew how to ride this type of track better & ...more

I did not see them ride their asses off. I'm sure they tried hard, but they almost didn't qualify and they got beat by quite a few riders that truly aren't on their talent/skill/professional level today. If we're being honest, let's just call it for what it was.

I mean, it was a wet RedBud track that was still in good enough shape to jump Larocco's Leap. No excuses really.

|

10/7/2018 2:02 PM

And people are suprised? You haven't been paying attention if you were.

|

10/7/2018 2:03 PM

My reactions to today's racing by Team USA.

Photo


Photo

|

How's My Posting?

Call 1-800-VITALMX

**Voted top 50 most prolific forum posters for 2016**

10/7/2018 2:03 PM

Totally "schooled", the Euro Riders know how to get the starts. Period.

|

“Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.” – John Adams, 1765

10/7/2018 2:04 PM

Stoop wrote:

Hunter Lawrence did ok cool

He has found his mojo again, huh?!

|

10/7/2018 2:04 PM

I paid $30 to watch the Americans battle the Euros. The Americans were nowhere to be found and I ended up just overpaying an MXGP. Hats off the the Euros and team France.

|

10/7/2018 2:06 PM

Believe the euro hype ??

|

bbbbrrraaappppp all the way

10/7/2018 2:07 PM

Even Roczen got his ass whooped. I was looking at him and Tomac barely in the top 10 and thinking how weak it makes the 450 national field look.

|

10/7/2018 2:10 PM

Next year selection is going to be fun.

|

10/7/2018 2:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2018 2:13 PM

The biggest surprise for me was Plessinger, the back to back champ, who is tall, and an offroad specialist, struggle so badly on this wet, rough track...

|

10/7/2018 2:11 PM

Troy wrote:

I paid $30 to watch the Americans battle the Euros. The Americans were nowhere to be found and I ended up just overpaying an ...more

Truest statement I’ve heard this far

|

10/7/2018 2:14 PM

Ama should add 3 more races including two in the sand and finish the season 1 week or 2 before the nations. This would be a good start.

|

10/7/2018 2:15 PM

I guess the current US riders only go fast when there is substantial money on the line sad

|

10/7/2018 2:17 PM

No heart, I dare say USA might be done racing in the mxdn.

|

10/7/2018 2:18 PM

Yes, that was a beat down

|

10/7/2018 2:18 PM

Anyone betting against Netherlands in the sand at Assen next year? Didn’t think so.

|

10/7/2018 2:18 PM

I've said for years, only to get shot down, American fans wildly underestimate the talent and speed of the Euros (and around the world, nice job, Aussies)

|

Make sure you downvote!