JGR going bye-bye?

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10/5/2019 10:00 AM

Visited the Pro Circuit HQ and heard some chatter about Suzuki cutting funding to JGR and as a result the team may be closing doors.

Can anybody confirm or deny these rumors? Sad if true.

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10/5/2019 10:20 AM

Huevos wrote:

Visited the Pro Circuit HQ and heard some chatter about Suzuki cutting funding to JGR and as a result the team may be closing ...more

it's been beat to death, nobody knows for sure at this point.

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10/5/2019 11:29 AM

JGR doesn’t need Suzuki money to be in business!

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10/5/2019 11:34 AM

Every single October/November we hear this same exact story with JGR.... surely one of these years it will be true?

Of course I hope not. Hopefully they can secure that title sponsor they’ve been working on.

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10/5/2019 11:40 AM

Where there is smoke there is usually fire.

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10/5/2019 11:50 AM

Where there’s a rumor, there’s a cliche.

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10/5/2019 11:56 AM

“Where there’s an abused horse corpse, there’s a psychopath with a ball bat.”

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10/5/2019 12:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/5/2019 12:41 PM

Well with long time suspension guy Johnny O announcing he’s “leaving” the team to start his own suspension business, Chads insight on the interview with Matthes and the talk that the casino sponsor fell threw, all the Suzuki North America funding rumors I think all that’s left is the press release. Would be terrible for the sport and a shame to see such a prominent OEM go away but the writing is on the wall I don’t think we see Suzuki or JGRMX come January in SX.......of course solely my opinion

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10/5/2019 12:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/5/2019 12:48 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

JGR doesn’t need Suzuki money to be in business!

But probably do need the money to make a profit out of their mx team , and they are not a charity

It’s scary for the sport even with the contacts and resources they have to run the sponsorship for the nascar Teams they can’t get an outside Industry sponsor for the mx team

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10/5/2019 12:41 PM

JGR Husky has a nice ring to it. Or Maybe JGR GasGas

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10/5/2019 1:09 PM

scott_nz wrote:

But probably do need the money to make a profit out of their mx team , and they are not a charity

It’s scary for the sport ...more

It’s a huge statement to the state of the sport when one of the most respected leaders and organizations in USA Motorsports, with full factory equipment from one of the oems, can’t get funding and sponsorship!! And having arguably one if the most visible and marketable riders in the all important sx series. I keep hearing from feld and ama and every other insider about how everything is up. Viewers. Attendance. Sport is going to be where USA road
Racing is soon if there aren’t some changes to get someone besides monster to sponsor race teams!!

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10/5/2019 1:25 PM

mauidex wrote:

It’s a huge statement to the state of the sport when one of the most respected leaders and organizations in USA Motorsports, ...more

It's more about how FELD poaches/ limits sponsors.

If that changed, it would open up a lot of money. Ask Chad about Discount Tire. Or, how nobody can have pit activation that conflicts with FELD's current agreements...

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10/5/2019 1:32 PM

I always thought as a kid the Outside sponsors were the best. When I saw Jeff Glass Racing Surf Detergent as a title sponsor and Maybe a Tuf Racing Kawi with Ford Motor company Logo(?) I thought how perfect! Even at 13/14 years old. So Maybe now Gain soap, SHOUT, 409 cleaner etc make perfect sense. Obviously Car manufacturers (we all drive to the track), Hotels, Restaurants, casino etc all are great.
As animal owners Blue Buffalo was a huge success in my opinion. Hope JGR can figure it out but by the words of Chad Reed it don’t sound good.


Ghost

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10/5/2019 1:34 PM

I absolutely love Supercross. Not a huge fan of the pro wrestling shit show business FELD runs. Handcuffing these teams with the sponsors they can/can't utilize is not doing the sport any favors.

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10/5/2019 1:39 PM

dickjackson170 wrote:

I absolutely love Supercross. Not a huge fan of the pro wrestling shit show business FELD runs. Handcuffing these teams with ...more

Yeah I reckon all motor sports took a dive since they took away - Bud Light Yamaha, Marlborough Yamaha the alcohol and ciggie companies put in serious dollars and remember MC Bud Light YAMAHA looked sick - or Bel and Dack on the red and white Marlborough Yamaha's.

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10/5/2019 1:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/5/2019 1:47 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

JGR doesn’t need Suzuki money to be in business!

scott_nz wrote:

But probably do need the money to make a profit out of their mx team , and they are not a charity

It’s scary for the sport ...more

mauidex wrote:

It’s a huge statement to the state of the sport when one of the most respected leaders and organizations in USA Motorsports, ...more

Well... They might have had full factory equipment but it is known that their Suzuki deal was economically worse from day one compared to what they had with Yamaha. From an economic standpoint, they took a step backwards. They are not a normal factory team, not at all.

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10/5/2019 1:47 PM

dickjackson170 wrote:

I absolutely love Supercross. Not a huge fan of the pro wrestling shit show business FELD runs. Handcuffing these teams with ...more

snowy816 wrote:

Yeah I reckon all motor sports took a dive since they took away - Bud Light Yamaha, Marlborough Yamaha the alcohol and ciggie ...more

There's a lot of truth to that, my friend! You make an excellent point. They were rich days for all of motorsports.

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10/5/2019 1:53 PM

dickjackson170 wrote:

I absolutely love Supercross. Not a huge fan of the pro wrestling shit show business FELD runs. Handcuffing these teams with ...more

snowy816 wrote:

Yeah I reckon all motor sports took a dive since they took away - Bud Light Yamaha, Marlborough Yamaha the alcohol and ciggie ...more

dickjackson170 wrote:

There's a lot of truth to that, my friend! You make an excellent point. They were rich days for all of motorsports.

There was also a good dollar to be made selling dirtbikes back then. Not so much now

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10/5/2019 1:58 PM

So if JGR goes under, do we see Reed borrow a bike and do a one time farewell race, then retire after his 250th start?

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10/5/2019 2:00 PM

davis224 wrote:

So if JGR goes under, do we see Reed borrow a bike and do a one time farewell race, then retire after his 250th start?

Sounds like it.

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James

10/5/2019 2:01 PM

davis224 wrote:

So if JGR goes under, do we see Reed borrow a bike and do a one time farewell race, then retire after his 250th start?

Yes I would think so, would t be surprised to see him back on red at A1, get the record 250 and say goodbye from there. Then go race cars

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10/5/2019 2:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/5/2019 2:14 PM

I have heard it's, in fact, done. Reedy on a Honda for A1 to make the 250th start then off to race lambo's.

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10/5/2019 2:44 PM

Surprised Jbone made it this far. Finally ran that team into the ground

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

10/5/2019 3:06 PM

kkawboy14 wrote:

JGR doesn’t need Suzuki money to be in business!

scott_nz wrote:

But probably do need the money to make a profit out of their mx team , and they are not a charity

It’s scary for the sport ...more

They pulled a ton of cash out of their NASCAR sponsors for moto.....

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10/5/2019 3:09 PM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Surprised Jbone made it this far. Finally ran that team into the ground

that made me laugh..

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10/5/2019 3:28 PM

snowy816 wrote:

Yeah I reckon all motor sports took a dive since they took away - Bud Light Yamaha, Marlborough Yamaha the alcohol and ciggie ...more

dickjackson170 wrote:

There's a lot of truth to that, my friend! You make an excellent point. They were rich days for all of motorsports.

Underground wrote:

There was also a good dollar to be made selling dirtbikes back then. Not so much now

Good luck selling bikes if Suzuki pulls out of motocross

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10/5/2019 3:51 PM

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Surprised Jbone made it this far. Finally ran that team into the ground

bad juju wrote:

that made me laugh..

Other than when they picked up Stewart I think they have done well.

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10/5/2019 4:03 PM

dickjackson170 wrote:

Good luck selling bikes if Suzuki pulls out of motocross

Well if they are priced cheaper than all of the competitors they will sell some. Not sure they are selling many now.

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10/5/2019 4:05 PM

I would really be surprised if suzuki makes an mx bike in 2022.

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10/5/2019 4:18 PM

Underground wrote:

There was also a good dollar to be made selling dirtbikes back then. Not so much now

dickjackson170 wrote:

Good luck selling bikes if Suzuki pulls out of motocross

Racerman967 wrote:

Well if they are priced cheaper than all of the competitors they will sell some. Not sure they are selling many now.

That doesn't even make sense.

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