Josh Grant to TwoTwo?

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8/13/2014 11:49 AM

Old news to some maybe, but interesting for this to finally come from Matthes. He's got a pretty fair history of being right. Grant is not who I'd have expected...

Steve Matthes (@pulpmx)
8/13/14, 1:03 PM
Rumor is w CR on Two-Two RT @andersonben101: @pulpmx any news where jg33 might end up next year?

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8/13/2014 11:50 AM

awesome for both Reed and Grant

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8/13/2014 11:58 AM

Two Two, and Three Three

Gnar Bro

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8/13/2014 12:00 PM

Camp332 wrote:

Two Two, and Three Three

Gnar Bro

now lets see if they can go one one .....

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which means these riders have an average of 92 wins ea...
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15 years of absolute total 100% domination ...just sayin' ...

8/13/2014 12:00 PM

Camp332 wrote:

Two Two, and Three Three

Gnar Bro

Next they need Georke than alex martin! hahaha

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8/13/2014 12:01 PM

that doesnt make much sense to me... not hating at all on Grant, it just doesnt make any sense.

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

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8/13/2014 12:02 PM

I was kind of hoping CP would get a shot at the ride. He lives pretty close to Chad as well

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8/13/2014 12:04 PM

bvm111 wrote:

that doesnt make much sense to me... not hating at all on Grant, it just doesnt make any sense.

Word is Josh comes with his own sponsor to help offset the costs...

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8/13/2014 12:05 PM

This has been getting kicked around since Glen Helen. As most are aware, the rumor is that Josh is bringing in an outside sponsor to the team. I guess we'll see. smile

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8/13/2014 12:06 PM

well that makes a little more sense then wink

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

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8/13/2014 12:09 PM

ML512 wrote:

This has been getting kicked around since Glen Helen. As most are aware, the rumor is that Josh is bringing in an outside ...more

As long as Grant is Here Living in The Now I think he should be alright.


Reed is probably smart enough to lock Grant in with a performance based contract. Low risk high reward if Grant can find a way to finish a season.

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8/13/2014 12:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/13/2014 12:13 PM

bvm111 wrote:

that doesnt make much sense to me... not hating at all on Grant, it just doesnt make any sense.

I've never been a big fan of Josh's...but that doesn't matter. The outside sponsor makes great sense, but I was thinking that Grant might be a really good fit for some other reasons. He's fast...but inconsistant. There have been huge flashes of amazing riding...and then a lot of mediocre finishes. But, he's got a good heart (like Reedy)...is married with children (like Reedy)...and will probably give 100% of what he's capable of giving to the team (like Reedy).

Maybe CR22 sees a champion in the kid.

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8/13/2014 12:13 PM

Sounds good to me, both great riders and fun to watch.

Will be cool to see another bike on the team, and Chad might enjoy a teammate to discuss things with.

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8/13/2014 12:28 PM

I would even entertain the idea of keeping Byrne on the team as a rider and tester, he would come at a very cheap price, knows what Reed wants, gets along with the whole team, has a good fan base (not that Reed or Two Two are struggling in that area) and if results could put him in the top 15 its more exposure for Two Two at the pointy end of the field

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8/13/2014 12:38 PM

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Reckon that looks good.
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8/13/2014 12:39 PM

Fuck let's hope not....

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8/13/2014 12:55 PM

Old Mate wrote: Photo

Reckon that looks good.
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8/13/2014 1:04 PM

Old Mate wrote: Photo

Reckon that looks good.
ML512 wrote: Photo

No brag...just fact.

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8/13/2014 1:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/13/2014 1:18 PM

Don't they say riders are hired on the potential to win a race, a moto, or leading laps during a race / moto over a consistent guy that will finish 5-10 every weekend? JG has the resume if strictly going off that type of thinking.....450 SX win, and a few moto wins, and laps led.

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8/13/2014 1:36 PM

Think JG might be a good fit there; I could see him doing well. Maybe not a championship contender, but a consistent top ten guy indoors w/ a few podium finishes; possibly a win if the stars are aligned. Could be a spoiler outdoors. Would like to see it happen myself.

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8/13/2014 1:36 PM

Some say that it's a done deal

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8/13/2014 1:48 PM

davistld01 wrote:

I've never been a big fan of Josh's...but that doesn't matter. The outside sponsor makes great sense, but I was thinking that ...more

From what I have seen on Instagram, there is a lot of validity to your comments about family and kids and all of that. They are definitely good friends off of the track.. I think half of the photos lately of Reed's son Tate has been with Grant's boy playing (I think they are the same age). I believe their wives are friends, etc. Obviously that shouldn't influence business decisions, but it sure can't hurt to be buds at that level.

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8/13/2014 1:59 PM

Maybe Chad's looking at it as a business decision, not solely based on results? Nobody here knows the details, just vital speculation. Grant was flying in the outdoors this year, and i believe he can be successful at 22.
Good luck to them

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8/13/2014 2:04 PM

ML512 wrote: Photo

I'm convinced that social media breaks more friendships than it builds.

I took a snapshot of chatter from a supposed "bro" during the Baja 1000 last year. I printed it and posted it on the wall of our race shop so everybody on the team would know what their "friend" actually thought of the team.

Be careful what you post! It can, and will, be used against you in the Court of Bro.

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8/13/2014 2:42 PM

surely HLTN CO isn't what is going to keep TwoTwo afloat for a second riderwhistling

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8/13/2014 3:50 PM

Good news that two two has a 2nd rider, takes a bit of pressure off Reedy

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8/13/2014 3:56 PM

Grant did win a moto this year with a full field (minus RV2)

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8/13/2014 4:01 PM

I wish them the best for sure, but if you check the results lately 22 and 33 = DNF, DNF

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8/13/2014 4:27 PM

dennisjonon wrote:

surely HLTN CO isn't what is going to keep TwoTwo afloat for a second riderwhistling

That is the question.. It only needs to be enough money to cover salary and expenses as far as Discount Tire/22Motorsports is concerned. From what I have heard, with RV (possibly?) not racing for Kawi next year, they can budget for a factory bike for Josh along side Chad.

As always, I could be wrong.

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8/13/2014 4:39 PM

I like it. Sounds like a win for both of them. A new sponsor signs with the team and two friends get to pit under the same tent.

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