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Old 02-18-2013, 04:11 AM   #1363
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Originally Posted by BOOTLACE View Post
Man! Thats a bit harsh! Waving flags tday at WSBK testing, and #21 went past! Got excited for a minute! (And yes, it was red...)
Harsh but true. Hard enough winning in MotoGP when you're 27. Damn near impossible at 34.

The contrast with WSBK is pretty interesting. A lot of older winners there, not just Checa and Biaggi, but also Bayliss (of course), Raymond Roche, Doug Polen, Fogarty (29 when he got the first of his 4 titles), Corser's 2nd title, Hodgson (30 when he won his first). All 30 and up. Without going through the full list of MotoGP champs, most of them were under 30 when they won.
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