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Old 01-04-2013, 04:07 PM   #721
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Originally Posted by Motorcyclist View Post
I've said it before, but I can't understand why some of these guys stay in GP other than to ride around and collect a check. I'm no Nicky or Ben, but if I had their talent I'd rather ride a competitive superbike and fight for wins/podiums than be mid-pack on a MotoGP bike. I don't think for a minute that those two are just collecting a paycheck, but I don't know why they would willingly subject themselves to mid-pack prison.
I think its about PRIDE.

I played competitive tournament paintball for years. I always played in the toughest league and division I could (as sponsorship allowed). We finished mid pack A LOT.

I had more pride in being a Division 1 player than a Division 2 champion.

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