Motorcycle Real Road Racing Blog by Barbiegirl Northern Ireland
Stateside, motorcycle racing is controlled by the American Motorcyclist Association, and the Daytona Motorsports Group, or perhaps the Daytona Motorsports Group (DMG) controls motorcycle racing, and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) - actually, if any sane person knows which aforementioned organisation is in charge of what, or who, perhaps they could let the rest of us know.
For sure though, every Stateside rider, team and fan knows that the current AMA/DMG alliance has forced American professional motorcycle racing onto it's knees, and should the farce continue - threaten the very existence of professional motorcycle racing within the USA where participating factories, riders, teams, sponsors, and fans - have already shown their disgust in recent times - by withdrawing their support - en masse.
Many bitterly complain, that amongst other issues, the American Superbike championship is now held under different rules to those of the World Superbike Championship, which they claim, has somewhat diminished the standing of the series when compared to all other National and International Superbike Championships.
Last year, multiple American Superbike Champion Mat Mladin lashed out against the aforementioned controllers of the series - the AMA/DMG - by proclaiming: "Hitler would be proud."
Just as well Mat hasn't been to Northern Ireland then, where not only do we not have professional motorcycle racing, we don't even possess any circuits on which to stage one single professional motorcycle race, never mind a whole championship.
Therefore, those Northern Ireland riders who dare to dream of competing at a professional level, are forced to travel across the Irish Sea to the United Kingdom mainland.
An expensive exercise you might think, and it is, especially so when you add to this the alleged extortionate fee which the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited allegedly charge these young riders for daring to forsake the perils of real road racing in favour of the UK mainland circuits.
However, when one considers the only other option available to our aspiring young motorcycle professionals, the alleged Dick Turpin option of - your money or your life - it's most certainly a ransom worth paying.
Had the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) Limited existed during the Second World War, I very much doubt that Hitler would've been proud of them - rather, he'd have been more than likely terrified of the MCUI-UC, which is probably the reason why we weren't invaded - for rumour allegedly has it, a fortune teller had forewarned him of the imminent arrival of a far greater dictatorship than his - and so it allegedly came to pass.
Save Our Sport From Evil
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