Originally Posted by dontlr
Right, it doesn't say what level of bikes they started out on, MM and CS were on different levels of sponsorship in the early stages and are both amazing talents.
Someone put together a nice graph though..
Exactly, I don't think you can count Stoner, he rode privateer 250's first and then 125's. Not at all the "normal" path for an alien.
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