How to start a race team.

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6/22/2018 4:02 PM

What do you guys think goes into it from a business standpoint and start up capital?
Are you thinking like a few million just to get started then or course have your main sponsors and other sponsors? How would you go about getting the sponsors on board? Is there manufacture money or bikes supplied for riding a certain brand?
How does a team get paid for the owner to pay equipment and the riders salaries and travel? I mean I’m sure it’s sponsoring money but it would have to be a bunch.
Just curious on some insight to this.
Seems like would be so fun but tough to start. I am guessing factory teams are owned by the factory like Honda and they hire a manager where other non factory teams the owner is the owner. I wonder how much they can make running a team.

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6/22/2018 4:16 PM

How much can they make? How many of those Daddy Warbucks funded teams have gone tits up over the years because Daddy Warbucks mouth was writing checks his ass couldn’t cover?

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6/22/2018 4:33 PM

level wrote:

What do you guys think goes into it from a business standpoint and start up capital?
Are you thinking like a few million just to get started then or course have your main sponsors and other sponsors? How would you go about getting the sponsors on board? Is there manufacture money or bikes supplied for riding a certain brand?
How does a team get paid for the owner to pay equipment and the riders salaries and travel? I mean I’m sure it’s sponsoring money but it would have to be a bunch.
Just curious on some insight to this.
Seems like would be so fun but tough to start. I am guessing factory teams are owned by the factory like Honda and they hire a manager where other non factory teams the owner is the owner. I wonder how much they can make running a team.

A race team makes $0 by racing alone. The idea is to promote their products at the races, and make money on retail sales gained by that exposure.

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6/22/2018 5:02 PM

How do you make $1 Million by going racing? Start with $10 Million.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

6/22/2018 5:05 PM

Wouldn't it be more profitable to beg on a corner by day and sleep in a cardboard box at night?

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6/22/2018 5:06 PM

cycle trader doesn’t pay their riders a salary according to the segment from high point

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Greg D.
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6/22/2018 5:11 PM

Falcon wrote:

How do you make $1 Million by going racing? Start with $10 Million.

If you started with $10 million and made $1 million, you'd have $11 million at the end of the year. Sign me up!

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6/22/2018 5:14 PM

Just like any business, you balance income vs. cost. If the numbers make sense, go for it. In motocross, make sure to get payment up front!

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6/22/2018 5:47 PM

Falcon wrote:

How do you make $1 Million by going racing? Start with $10 Million.

Its "How to make a small fortune racing ? Start with a large fortune" wink

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Ed Johnson

6/22/2018 5:48 PM

Falcon wrote:

How do you make $1 Million by going racing? Start with $10 Million.

GrapeApe wrote:

If you started with $10 million and made $1 million, you'd have $11 million at the end of the year. Sign me up!

10% return is not bad not bad at all from racing. devil

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Ed Johnson

6/22/2018 5:49 PM

The best advice I have heard when spending money racing is to spend someone else's money.cool

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Ed Johnson

6/24/2018 1:03 PM

You have to go Mitch Peyton style, pay for results only.

I think it’s wrong personally, these riders put their lives on the line each time they ride.

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6/24/2018 1:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/24/2018 1:16 PM

Terrible idea from a business perspective. Do it like Genova and it's fine.

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6/24/2018 1:22 PM

poser45xxxxx wrote:

You have to go Mitch Peyton style, pay for results only.

I think it’s wrong personally, these riders put their lives on the line each time they ride.

You put your life on the line driving to work.

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Ed Johnson

6/24/2018 1:38 PM

If I was an eccentric billionaire I’d definitely start a race team for fun.

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