Matterley basin. MXON track video..WOW!

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9/24/2017 2:39 AM

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9/24/2017 3:24 AM

Amazing Track! Can't wait to be there.

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9/24/2017 3:29 AM

That's a big step down straight off the gate.

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9/24/2017 3:50 AM

Looks like a good one for the boys representing the red, white, and blue!

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9/24/2017 4:05 AM

So it's got some big jumps Deano? haha

GB are in with a very good shot i'd say.

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9/24/2017 4:06 AM

Interesting what he said bout the crowd and atmosphere.

What happened to the hair pin in mx? It's such a road race style layout, sweeper after sweeper, no wander it sprawls.

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Cheers, Crush
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9/24/2017 5:10 AM

Interesting to see how these tracks look with no spectator sections, or banners set up. I'm hoping Seely gels with the track. I think they may have a shot at it...

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9/24/2017 5:22 AM

Looks great without all the slot-car ruts.

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9/24/2017 5:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/24/2017 5:51 AM

Should be fun to watch!

We will be visiting our oldest then and will get up at 4am to watch.

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9/24/2017 6:34 AM

That place will go crazy if the GB guys win. They have good chances, one of the best actually

Track looks amazing. Shame I'm missing my favorite event of the year this time.

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9/24/2017 10:23 AM

You know what? THIS......is what an MXoN's track should be.......Dirt! Not a sand pit ( even though they are fun to watch ). But Dirt.....makes it a level playing field for the rest of the world. I don't know where our guys will finish , but at least on dirt , we have a fighting chance!

I hope it gets rutted and rough as hell , and we all get to see some great racing action.....on dirt!

Next weekend will be a blast! And good luck to all the teams.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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9/24/2017 11:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/24/2017 11:46 AM

Really like the look of the track changes they've made. Can't wait for this weekend, hopefully GB can avoid bad luck this year and get it on the box

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9/24/2017 12:36 PM

RG1 wrote:

Really like the look of the track changes they've made. Can't wait for this weekend, hopefully GB can avoid bad luck this year and get it on the box

Interesting what JDH had to say. I like the fact he's looking to improve the atmosphere and also liked what he said about adding some straights without jumps. Good stuff. Shows he's been giving it some thought.

Shame he didn't make any comment about trying to make the course better for overtaking though.

Shame also, that there seems to be so much emphasis on huge jumps, for an upcoming race where a good number of the competitors will not have the skills to jump them.

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9/24/2017 12:49 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

You know what? THIS......is what an MXoN's track should be.......Dirt! Not a sand pit ( even though they are fun to watch ). But Dirt.....makes it a level playing field for the rest of the world. I don't know where our guys will finish , but at least on dirt , we have a fighting chance!

I hope it gets rutted and rough as hell , and we all get to see some great racing action.....on dirt!

Next weekend will be a blast! And good luck to all the teams.

You make it sound like its on a sandpit every year , last time it was Lommel in 2012 ..
or your definition of a sandpit is different wink but agree this track looks like a proper MXON dirt track

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9/24/2017 1:11 PM

Hope the weather is kind this week and the place is packed, nothing like that place when its full.. im that revved for it i packed today .

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9/24/2017 1:28 PM

kzizok wrote:

Looks like a good one for the boys representing the red, white, and blue!

There's quite a few boys representing red, white, and blue.

Really hope GBR can podium. I'm really excited for this race and I'm not even going !

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9/24/2017 2:26 PM

It is interesting to here the views on how to manage the atmosphere at matterley. It is huge and does often look dead even with a decent size crowd. That been said it's good in some aspects as there's so many places to view from.

I think this weekend we won't need to worry about that, the place will be alive come Saturday morning. Really, really can't wait!

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9/24/2017 2:58 PM

flymoto wrote:

It is interesting to here the views on how to manage the atmosphere at matterley. It is huge and does often look dead even with a decent size crowd. That been said it's good in some aspects as there's so many places to view from.

I think this weekend we won't need to worry about that, the place will be alive come Saturday morning. Really, really can't wait!

i hope to God they dont have that dickhead DJ who thinks we are all there to listen to him, you couldnt even talk between races it was that loud, i took ear defenders to wear between races.

I did hear they werent letting chainsaws in either, which will be a big improvement, it was funny 10 years ago, now it just fucking ruins it.

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9/24/2017 3:24 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

You know what? THIS......is what an MXoN's track should be.......Dirt! Not a sand pit ( even though they are fun to watch ). But Dirt.....makes it a level playing field for the rest of the world. I don't know where our guys will finish , but at least on dirt , we have a fighting chance!

I hope it gets rutted and rough as hell , and we all get to see some great racing action.....on dirt!

Next weekend will be a blast! And good luck to all the teams.

RichardLoots wrote:

You make it sound like its on a sandpit every year , last time it was Lommel in 2012 ..
or your definition of a sandpit is different wink but agree this track looks like a proper MXON dirt track

And you are making it sound like we actually have any sand tracks in the AMA series. We have Southwick.....but in Europe that's not even considered a sand track compared to what you guys have over there.

"Dirt bikes ".....ridden on a proper "Dirt track".....is what I see this track being. And the way it should be every year......racing on dirt , so non GP series riders at least have a fighting chance.

The way I see it anyways.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

9/24/2017 3:24 PM

philG wrote:

i hope to God they dont have that dickhead DJ who thinks we are all there to listen to him, you couldnt even talk between races it was that loud, i took ear defenders to wear between races.

I did hear they werent letting chainsaws in either, which will be a big improvement, it was funny 10 years ago, now it just fucking ruins it.

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9/24/2017 4:01 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

And you are making it sound like we actually have any sand tracks in the AMA series. We have Southwick.....but in Europe that's not even considered a sand track compared to what you guys have over there.

"Dirt bikes ".....ridden on a proper "Dirt track".....is what I see this track being. And the way it should be every year......racing on dirt , so non GP series riders at least have a fighting chance.

The way I see it anyways.

USA have won in the past on typical euro sand tracks .. so there is always a chance as history has proven
great riders win on any track wink

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9/24/2017 4:06 PM

Jump jumps massive jumps big jumps im sore from the jumps flat landing jumps haha great stuff ! Can't wait !

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9/25/2017 1:33 AM

flymoto wrote:

It is interesting to here the views on how to manage the atmosphere at matterley. It is huge and does often look dead even with a decent size crowd. That been said it's good in some aspects as there's so many places to view from.

I think this weekend we won't need to worry about that, the place will be alive come Saturday morning. Really, really can't wait!

philG wrote:

i hope to God they dont have that dickhead DJ who thinks we are all there to listen to him, you couldnt even talk between races it was that loud, i took ear defenders to wear between races.

I did hear they werent letting chainsaws in either, which will be a big improvement, it was funny 10 years ago, now it just fucking ruins it.

^ He's old and grumpy.

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9/25/2017 1:41 AM

RG1 wrote:

Really like the look of the track changes they've made. Can't wait for this weekend, hopefully GB can avoid bad luck this year and get it on the box

Robgvx wrote:

Interesting what JDH had to say. I like the fact he's looking to improve the atmosphere and also liked what he said about adding some straights without jumps. Good stuff. Shows he's been giving it some thought.

Shame he didn't make any comment about trying to make the course better for overtaking though.

Shame also, that there seems to be so much emphasis on huge jumps, for an upcoming race where a good number of the competitors will not have the skills to jump them.

Yeah it all sounded good to me. A place as big as Matterley is hard to get an atmosphere in, because as he said 20,000 people just look lost in it. I think that's why GP's haven't always been as good as they could've been. I expect that there will be a massive crowd there this weekend though and the atmosphere will be brilliant.

As far as the track goes, I think the introduction of more straights and more tight turns will help overtaking. I don't think the jumps are too bad, we've seen kids on 85's clear them in the past, so they aren't too challenging for the top guys

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9/25/2017 1:51 AM

Current weather forecast suggests no heavy rain all week, some showers Friday/Sat/Sun, but nothing major. Should be good if that remains the case

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9/25/2017 2:11 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/25/2017 2:12 AM

RG1 wrote:

Yeah it all sounded good to me. A place as big as Matterley is hard to get an atmosphere in, because as he said 20,000 people just look lost in it. I think that's why GP's haven't always been as good as they could've been. I expect that there will be a massive crowd there this weekend though and the atmosphere will be brilliant.

As far as the track goes, I think the introduction of more straights and more tight turns will help overtaking. I don't think the jumps are too bad, we've seen kids on 85's clear them in the past, so they aren't too challenging for the top guys

Yes, we have seen kids on 85s clear the big jumps. We've also seen one killed this season.

I've no doubt the top guys will have no problem. The Thais, Hong Kongese etc, I'm not so sure.

As always, I'll be heading straight for the biggest jump when I get there. Then, after watching dozens of riders clear it every lap I'll soon get bored and head over to join you in our usual place, where we can actually watch some racing.

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9/25/2017 2:15 AM

So pumped for this! I've started packing yesterday because I had nothing to do and got bored laughing A win for us won't be easy, but if I still have a voice on Monday it will mean I didn't cheer 'em on enough.

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9/25/2017 2:31 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/25/2017 2:32 AM

Robgvx wrote:

Interesting what JDH had to say. I like the fact he's looking to improve the atmosphere and also liked what he said about adding some straights without jumps. Good stuff. Shows he's been giving it some thought.

Shame he didn't make any comment about trying to make the course better for overtaking though.

Shame also, that there seems to be so much emphasis on huge jumps, for an upcoming race where a good number of the competitors will not have the skills to jump them.

RG1 wrote:

Yeah it all sounded good to me. A place as big as Matterley is hard to get an atmosphere in, because as he said 20,000 people just look lost in it. I think that's why GP's haven't always been as good as they could've been. I expect that there will be a massive crowd there this weekend though and the atmosphere will be brilliant.

As far as the track goes, I think the introduction of more straights and more tight turns will help overtaking. I don't think the jumps are too bad, we've seen kids on 85's clear them in the past, so they aren't too challenging for the top guys

Robgvx wrote:

Yes, we have seen kids on 85s clear the big jumps. We've also seen one killed this season.

I've no doubt the top guys will have no problem. The Thais, Hong Kongese etc, I'm not so sure.

As always, I'll be heading straight for the biggest jump when I get there. Then, after watching dozens of riders clear it every lap I'll soon get bored and head over to join you in our usual place, where we can actually watch some racing.

Very fair point. I was thinking when I saw the entry list that the it's going to be dodgy in practice with the lesser teams. The main races won't be an issue. I'm with you, I'd much rather watch the riders flat out than sailing over jumps but it is what it is and the jumps do add something

Sounds good Rob, see you there

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9/25/2017 9:26 AM

Track looks like there will be some good racing.
That is a heck of a fence in the background surrounding the property.

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9/26/2017 1:21 AM

I don't mind tbe chainsaws, think it all adds to the atmosphere! Either way we get to see the best riders in the world; race a awesome track with 50000 plus fans. Can't complain it's going to be awesome!

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