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12/12/2017 3:57 AM

Will not happen until 2020.

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12/12/2017 4:10 AM

He's ducking Roczen . wink

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12/12/2017 4:13 AM

Sounds a lot like with Herlings. Keeps getting postponed until it ain’t happening anymore.

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12/12/2017 4:17 AM

Or maybe there are no rides for a unproven SX guy. HRC has Kenny, why would they want Tim?

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12/12/2017 4:18 AM

NVA57 wrote:

Sounds a lot like with Herlings. Keeps getting postponed until it ain’t happening anymore.

I don`t think he`ll go, or to be more accurate, Honda won`t let him. Money talks. They need him in GP`s.

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12/12/2017 4:30 AM

He was born in september 96. He has enough time to do another two MXGP seasons and then go to the US.

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12/12/2017 4:30 AM

2020 will be too late... so it won't happen.

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12/12/2017 5:09 AM

Kenny is IN HIS HEAD bro
In
His
Head

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12/12/2017 6:00 AM

And what about Prado?
Is he going in 2019 or later?
Lawrence leaves for 2019. And I guess Moreau will do the same one day

And of these 3 guys could do great

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12/12/2017 6:01 AM

crusty_xx wrote:

Kenny is IN HIS HEAD bro
In
His
Head

Maybe that hard as hell Vegas dirt is in his head?

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12/12/2017 6:08 AM

Its obvious that Honda wants him in the GPs. They have Roczen in US, Gajser is together with Herlings, Cairoli and Febvre the elite riders there are in the GPs.

The only chance they have to win both series is with Roczen and Gajser, it would be stupid to have both at one place.

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12/12/2017 6:26 AM

Forget it he'll be too old to learn supercross by then.

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12/12/2017 6:27 AM

Believe the hype.

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12/12/2017 6:34 AM

racer495a wrote:

Forget it he'll be too old to learn supercross by then.

in 2020 he'll be about the same age as Musquin and Ferrandis were when they left europe

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12/12/2017 7:15 AM

racer495a wrote:

Forget it he'll be too old to learn supercross by then.

crusty_xx wrote:

in 2020 he'll be about the same age as Musquin and Ferrandis were when they left europe

A1 2020 he'll be 23. That's not too late. Especially for a guy that can scrub, corner and jump like him. He just has to build a big ass set of whoops in his backyard and he'll be fine.

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12/12/2017 7:32 AM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

He's ducking Roczen . wink

Smart!

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12/12/2017 7:36 AM

He should have signed up for the Amateur All Stars race at MEC! The guy looked so uncomfortable. I am sure he would do well in Supercross eventually, but it would take him a few years. His current Supercross skills would put him in 10th place here.

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12/12/2017 7:41 AM

twotwosix wrote:

He should have signed up for the Amateur All Stars race at MEC! The guy looked so uncomfortable. I am sure he would do well in Supercross eventually, but it would take him a few years. His current Supercross skills would put him in 10th place here.

It was also partly due to his bike setup. He basically rode with outdoor suspension
With a few weeks of testing before that race I'm sure he can be at least at the level of Wilson and Tickle (it's not like he was very far off of them, in fact they battled in race one)

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12/12/2017 7:48 AM

twotwosix wrote:

He should have signed up for the Amateur All Stars race at MEC! The guy looked so uncomfortable. I am sure he would do well in Supercross eventually, but it would take him a few years. His current Supercross skills would put him in 10th place here.

crusty_xx wrote:

It was also partly due to his bike setup. He basically rode with outdoor suspension
With a few weeks of testing before that race I'm sure he can be at least at the level of Wilson and Tickle (it's not like he was very far off of them, in fact they battled in race one)

Yeah, but he had folks here trying to give them advice on what to run and he didn't listen. He should have had Dan Betley allow the US team to set him up with some proper American SX suspension.

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12/12/2017 8:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/12/2017 8:22 AM

twotwosix wrote:

He should have signed up for the Amateur All Stars race at MEC! The guy looked so uncomfortable. I am sure he would do well in Supercross eventually, but it would take him a few years. His current Supercross skills would put him in 10th place here.

crusty_xx wrote:

It was also partly due to his bike setup. He basically rode with outdoor suspension
With a few weeks of testing before that race I'm sure he can be at least at the level of Wilson and Tickle (it's not like he was very far off of them, in fact they battled in race one)

twotwosix wrote:

Yeah, but he had folks here trying to give them advice on what to run and he didn't listen. He should have had Dan Betley allow the US team to set him up with some proper American SX suspension.

They did. They did a test with him and Brayton's suspension since they run Showa in Europe. He rode 2 laps, said no bueno, which isn't surprising. First time riding proper supercross suspension is sketchy; unforgiving, doesn't turn well, feel every bump and jolt.

Ultimately he needs more than just 2 weeks, but the better question is he and Honda willing to take that risk at his "older" age and hit the reset button.

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12/12/2017 8:36 AM

They need him in the GPs. Someone gotta keep JH honest.

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12/12/2017 8:39 AM

Flip109 wrote:

They need him in the GPs. Someone gotta keep JH honest.

Good luck to Tim. Herlings is going to run a train on the whole MXGP world next year...

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12/12/2017 8:57 AM

Flip109 wrote:

They need him in the GPs. Someone gotta keep JH honest.

Like that's going to happen! Anyways in 2020 the train will have left the station.

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12/12/2017 9:07 AM

Flip109 wrote:

They need him in the GPs. Someone gotta keep JH honest.

twotwosix wrote:

Good luck to Tim. Herlings is going to run a train on the whole MXGP world next year...

I don’t doubt he will. But if AC retires and Tim leaves. It’ll be a snooze fest.

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12/12/2017 9:56 AM

Only at Vital can you read about a World Champion MX rider who might as well give up since there's no possible way he can ever learn Supercross at the ancient age of 23.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

12/12/2017 10:11 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/12/2017 10:15 AM

NVA57 wrote:

Sounds a lot like with Herlings. Keeps getting postponed until it ain’t happening anymore.

I thought I read a fairly recent interview with Herlings where he said that he missed his window of opportunity to come. He stated that if he was going to do it, he should have done it when he was younger, and he now feels like it is too late.

He is 23 yrs old. That does seem old to start racing SX when you figure everyone that he would be racing against has done it since they were 16-17 yrs old. I would figure at least 2 full years on the circuit before possibly being a title contender during the 3rd or 4th year. That would put him in his late 20's. He can stay where he is and probably take multiple titles in a row through his prime years instead of crashing his brains out trying to learn SX.

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12/12/2017 10:46 AM

Give Gajser from September to January on an SX track and he's a top 5 guy.

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12/12/2017 10:55 AM

All we need is another foreigner to win our series.

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12/12/2017 11:09 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Its obvious that Honda wants him in the GPs. They have Roczen in US, Gajser is together with Herlings, Cairoli and Febvre the elite riders there are in the GPs.

The only chance they have to win both series is with Roczen and Gajser, it would be stupid to have both at one place.

Agreed, its just common sense

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12/12/2017 2:10 PM

Smart move by tim he can make millions racing mxgp without destroying his body doing stupidcross.

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