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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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What's the 411 on Racing?

I just came across a 250cc race on the tele (cant believe how fast they go on a 250) and just wanted some info on the different classes (cc's), different leagues, when its usually on T.V., if Yamaha is any good at racing, etc. I know this is a very broad question but Id like to start watching, and I hate being out of the loop!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 03:57 PM
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You must be talking about the 250 Class in GP. Quick little bikes. I don't watch alot of the 250 races, but in MotoGP Yamaha is right at the top, they can't help but be with Valentino Rossi on one.

MotoGP official site

Speed TV, get all your racing schedules

The three major series that I keep up with are World Superbike, MotoGP and AMA Superbike/Supersport/Formula Extreme. They're all shown on Speed TV.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 05:01 PM
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AMA Superbike, World Superbike and MototGP are probably the 3 biggest series' there are with British and Australian Superbike right behind them.

The 250s of course are powerful 2 strokes. I haven't been to WSB races since the early 90s so I'm not sure if they still run the 2 strokes as support classes or not. They probably do since 2 stroke street bikes are legal there. The AMA stopped running 2 strokes not too long ago. Most US club racing organizations have some 2 strokes running including the 250s and the 125s.

MotoGP championship was all 2 strokes just a few years ago. Now the top bikes are 990cc 4 strokes but the 125cc and 250cc 2 strokes are still big in that series and they produce some great racing.

Yamaha holds its own in pretty much every series. Especially MotoGP.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2006, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies, Ive been watching some of the AMA racing, pretty cool. Havent seen too much of any other racing.
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