Skipping the 250 class

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8/11/2017 4:42 PM

It seems like if a guy is doing good in the 450 class and he gets signed, they'll put him in the 250 class and the results aren't as good because they just ride a 450 better.

Would a team ever or has a team signed a younger guy and put him in the big bike class over trying to get good 250 results first?

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8/11/2017 4:45 PM

Can you ride 450 supercross without 250 experience?

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8/11/2017 4:56 PM

A new pro can ride either bike outdoors. But, i think its the first 2 years in sx, has to be a 250.
Remember John Dowd got screwed by yamaha.

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8/11/2017 10:02 PM

im not sure about that one, i remember leighton lillie racing 450 his 2nd year...it might have even been his first year

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8/11/2017 11:16 PM

loftyair wrote:

A new pro can ride either bike outdoors. But, i think its the first 2 years in sx, has to be a 250.
Remember John Dowd got screwed by yamaha.

I don't think Ronnie Ford had 2 years of supercross experience.

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8/12/2017 12:09 AM

Peick never raced a 250 in sx.

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8/12/2017 1:43 AM

Benny bloss

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8/12/2017 4:04 AM

Mike Alessi.

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8/12/2017 4:24 AM

MotoMo165 wrote:

Benny bloss

Exactly what I'm talking about. He got picked up as a 450 fill in for RM KTM and started killing it at the last few rounds of outdoors.

Then SX comes and they put him on a 250 and he ends up crashing his brains out. Now I get he could've got injured just as easily on a 450 but I don't understand why they had him switching bikes for SX and MX. You'd think since he was comfortable and had the 450 working well, they'd keep him on that rather than start from scratch again on a 250.

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