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Well, the Mladin era is apparently now over- excellent! I for one am looking forward to an AMA champion (Nicky, of course), who is NOT a dirty tricks, "whatever it takes", trash talking/ baiting, winner. Character does count, and Nicky definitely has it and will probably win championships.

Telling images: fathers and sons getting their Hayden t-shirts signed by a gracious rider in the pits, versus "Anyone but Mladin" t shirts for sale...
 

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I still say the AMA sucks!

It was a beautiful day for the races on sunday, and the best race of the day, by far, was Chuck Sorensen (Stargel Aprilia) in the MBNA250 GP. The 250 guys give the best show of all. Close racing, and for love not $$! FX and SB were dull, dull, dull, in comparison

Its a real shame that the AMA didnt see fit to include rider names/teams/numbers for anyone but the SB and SS races in the program. They argue that fans are less interested in the other classes, well its not surprising if they dont try and encourage fan recognition!

Its no surprise that America's latest greatest young-gun, John Hopkins, has already left these shores - leapfrogging the whole US superbike scene. If America wants more world level competitors, the AMA needs to rethink its plan of letting the 250s go...

cheers

JH
 

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Re: I still say the AMA sucks!

While I'd love to see it happen, especially an all-American Castrol Honda WSB team, I do believe they mentioned that Nicky, if he wins the AMA SB Championship, would want to defend the number 1 plate.
 

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Re: I still say the AMA sucks!

Anyone know when Nicky's current contract expires? Probably a moot point, since HRC would easily amend his contract to allow him to race with Colin in WSBK. I would think the majority of Nicky's fans, myself included, would much rather see him go to WSBK or MotoGP.

I've been looking forward all year to my annual pilgrimage to Laguna Seca - Hoping Nicky, Ben, Eric stomp on the field. Is Nicky going to race as a wildcard in SBK? Probably too concerned about winning the AMA to risk that. It will be good to have Haga back there as well. Laguna is my Disneyland... can't wait.
 
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