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10/20/2019 4:52 PM

Just watched on DVR, loved what Tim did. Big fan...

But just a small dose of reality... 10 of the top 15 guys weren't there.

Would love to see the difference with a full off-season SX training.

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I was fast... But being fast is relative to who else is on the track with you.

ZachO fan! ZO16

TG243 fan!

10/20/2019 4:53 PM

The AMA vs GP bullshit has gotten to the point where it's just pathetic .

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10/20/2019 4:58 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

The AMA vs GP bullshit has gotten to the point where it's just pathetic .

It has been for quite a while

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10/20/2019 5:00 PM

Sideways wrote:

I agree. Tims best lap in the last moto was 0.6 slower than tomacs best. And tim was not jumping that quad section that tomac,AC and malcolm were.

He did really well!

XR75_Flamethrower wrote:

ET3 best lap in main #3 was 54.115
TG243 best lap in main #3 was 55.435

Actually as shown in the results pasted above from the AMA results page (PDF):

TG243's best lap in the final main event was closer to 1.3 seconds behind Tomac.

Overall Tiga should be proud of holding his own overall thru the night considering he's not an SX specialist.

teamddr wrote:

Ok lm gonna throw out a scenario for y’all
Tomac and AC9 finish of Ironman and fly to the other side of the world and compete there in different time zones
Then the go straight to Europe and practice on some sand before competing in the MXON
They fly back to the states and start their first SX practice in months and only get two weeks in before MEC
Is TG closer to them in lap times, of course he is
And anyone who thinks that he is finishing between 12-15 with full grids with the same practice is deluded
He beat barcia and he won A1 last year

Friese beat Barcia as well.

10-15 is pretty realistic for him at first. He’s obviously a great talent and would improve with more time and SX experience. It isn’t a slam on him, it’s a compliment.

It’s hard to say if the longer “real” SX mains would be a help or hindrance for him initially. Last night he had decent starts, and nearly maintained his positions for the most part. Longer mains could allow him to be even more consistent or could give more opportunity for the big mistake. Hard to say.

His starts definitely wouldn’t hurt him in SX! Last night his positions after the first laps were 6-3-2 and his finishes were 7-4-4. Double the length of the mains and it could go either way whether he would have finished higher or lower, but I don’t think he’d have caught anyone in front of him last night.

Add the missing SX regulars and logic says that a top 10 is a great finish for him, a top 15 reasonable as things stand right now.

Nothing wrong with that and if he spends a couple years riding and practicing SX, he probably gets up to competing for top 5s and maybe even podiums on a regular basis.

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10/20/2019 5:48 PM

ATKpilot99 wrote:

The AMA vs GP bullshit has gotten to the point where it's just pathetic .

this, there are some fuck knuckles on both sides of this,

he rode well tho, and deserves credit for going out of his comfort zone,

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10/20/2019 7:14 PM

He should be given credit for a being a man with no EGO. He knew he was not gonna win or even come close to it and thats huge for someone on his level. This does not happen in racing anymore. Huge props to him for that and this is not a dig in any way shape or form. Shows the character someone like Tim possess. I can’t think of another top level GP rider that would come over and do what he did. This was nearly completely out of is element. It should be said that these guys do race man made tracks now but none of them have rhythm sections like this. There are guys in this sport whose attitudes make them easy or easier to dislike. Then there is Tim, if you dislike him. You’re the problem.

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10/20/2019 7:15 PM

Loved having TIGA at this event and would love to see more of him in SX! I'm a big fan. Fantastic ride for him IMHO. Dude is WAY talented!

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10/20/2019 7:58 PM

Outdoors seems to be what he is already good at. Like watching the guy ride and give him credit for so in giver here with little prep to give it another go. Any chance he will do some outdoors? That would be right in his wheel house! Big fan of his for sure.

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10/20/2019 9:15 PM

teamddr wrote:

he beat the guy that won A1 last year

theres giving the guy credit and then there is paying some tacky lip service, big difference

my take from his showing if he got the same amount of training in as the SX front runners then top three is his first year for sure


alot of guys had him wading up earlier but he was riding very conservative and still finished well.

mxb2 wrote:

And kawy got what.they wanted a 1 @ 2 in their mec event. Thats what were prepping for. So mxon.has nothing to do with this event. And like i said its a hybrid track. Not a real sx track. Shorter main events, lap times., Tamer.

PastranaWho wrote:

Herlings would win on this hybrid sx track.He won a moto i believe at the manufactorers cup a few years back.

Herlings would have got bitch slapped on that track last night. And his SMX Cup win? You actually watch that race? The only thing that track.had in common with a sx track was it was indoors and dirt bikes got raced on it. It was a joke

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10/20/2019 10:34 PM

TG has a great personality (humble) to go along with his race craft, I would personally like see him run the outdoor series. He had a great night last night.

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There's something happening here, what it is ain't exactly clear.

10/20/2019 11:14 PM

Would like to see him stay in US and do 1st couple of SX rounds to see how he would do - anything from 15th up would be a very good result

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Now a member of the Orange brigade

10/21/2019 12:24 AM

Graybeard wrote:

Awesome ride, definitely impressed the heck out of me! And didn’t he make a last lap pass on Vince and another Honda, maybe J-Mart? Regardless, very impressed.

Yep, he got Vince and Jeremy Martin in the same corner.

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10/21/2019 12:25 AM

GuyB wrote:

Yep, he got Vince and Jeremy Martin in the same corner.

Three of the most impressive rides of the weekend right there.

J-Mart was sneaky good. How long he´s been out of the races and with not that long on a bike, he was just a tick off the top guys.

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10/21/2019 3:02 AM

APLMAN99 wrote:

Gajser finished just about where most thought he would. With a full field he’d probably be about 10-15 which is very respectable considering that SX isn’t his specialty. Given more time, he’d probably improve a lot, too.

keinz wrote:

Jep. And Barcia 15-20

mxb2 wrote:

Barcia won mec before and. Won a sx also.

And that's the point

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10/21/2019 3:35 AM

Quite the last month for Tim; from China via Assen to the MEC.


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10/21/2019 3:54 AM

His results show that riders from both side of the ponds are talented as hell. We had a great weekend of racing (despite Wilson and Tixier their injuries). The amount of disrespect in here is ridiculous lol. But great to see that some of the USA fans recognize his talent/results and appreciate it. Well done TIGA

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10/21/2019 4:07 AM

Do some of you really think he'd be just a 10-15th guy if he came to the US for a full season?

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10/21/2019 4:33 AM

slipdog wrote:

Do some of you really think he'd be just a 10-15th guy if he came to the US for a full season?

Unreal

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10/21/2019 4:43 AM

slipdog wrote:

Do some of you really think he'd be just a 10-15th guy if he came to the US for a full season?

Bogle finished 9th o/a last season. No way Tim could get even close to beating him right?

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10/21/2019 4:50 AM

slipdog wrote:

Do some of you really think he'd be just a 10-15th guy if he came to the US for a full season?

teamddr wrote:

Unreal

Yeah he wrote that he rode 5 days of sx, while according to everyone all the ama riders ride sx 9 months out of the year, you’d think that he would get better given some time to prepare.

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10/21/2019 4:56 AM

who else in the field went 1-2 at the nations?

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10/21/2019 5:07 AM

I’ve been a huge fan of Gajser’s since year 1 in MX2. The guy has unbelievable speed and style. He had a great race at MEC and I have no doubt if he ever decided to come here and race full time he’d be competitive in SX after one offseason of testing and one complete season.

I hate being “that guy” but I really hope his stay in the USA has made him want to come here full time in the future. Imagine (1) MX2 world title, (2)+ MX1 world titles and an AMA 450 MX title. It’d be legendary.

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10/21/2019 6:19 AM

He did mention in his last interview that a few more races in the US were possible... Early season supercross maybe?

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'75-'83 through the minicycle boom.
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I was fast... But being fast is relative to who else is on the track with you.

ZachO fan! ZO16

TG243 fan!

10/21/2019 6:21 AM

....whoops!.....

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10/21/2019 6:30 AM

kkawboy14 wrote:

....whoops!.....

impossible to figure out

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10/21/2019 6:40 AM

keinz wrote:

Jep. And Barcia 15-20

mxb2 wrote:

Barcia won mec before and. Won a sx also.

keinz wrote:

And that's the point

Yep,. Barcia is better at sx, tim is better at outdoors.

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10/21/2019 7:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/21/2019 7:11 AM

mxb2 wrote:

Barcia won mec before and. Won a sx also.

keinz wrote:

And that's the point

mxb2 wrote:

Yep,. Barcia is better at sx, tim is better at outdoors.

Looking at the MEC results, Tiga is better at SX too
My point was, that some people was considering Tiga as a 10-15 place guy at SX. But he beat Barcia. With that logic Barcia is the 15-20 place guy

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10/21/2019 7:10 AM

keinz wrote:

And that's the point

mxb2 wrote:

Yep,. Barcia is better at sx, tim is better at outdoors.

keinz wrote:

Looking at the MEC results, Tiga is better at SX too
My point was, that some people was considering Tiga as a 10-15 place guy at SX. But he beat Barcia. With that logic Barcia is the 15-20 place guy

And glenn is better than tim. I guess we both are wrong.

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10/21/2019 7:16 AM

keinz wrote:

And that's the point

mxb2 wrote:

Yep,. Barcia is better at sx, tim is better at outdoors.

keinz wrote:

Looking at the MEC results, Tiga is better at SX too
My point was, that some people was considering Tiga as a 10-15 place guy at SX. But he beat Barcia. With that logic Barcia is the 15-20 place guy

By your logic friese is better than tim. Lol.

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10/21/2019 7:18 AM

mxb2 wrote:

Yep,. Barcia is better at sx, tim is better at outdoors.

keinz wrote:

Looking at the MEC results, Tiga is better at SX too
My point was, that some people was considering Tiga as a 10-15 place guy at SX. But he beat Barcia. With that logic Barcia is the 15-20 place guy

mxb2 wrote:

And glenn is better than tim. I guess we both are wrong.

Except for the fact that he was 250 points behind Tim at the end of the season

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