Originally Posted by doyle
2nd step: Show up at the offices of one of the backmarker/satellite teams with a bag full of some of those millions and they will do the rest. They'll expedite your GP license and get you on the grid, especially if you have more bags of those millions. Some say talent counts, I say BS. Big money trumps talent every time. It takes talent to win, it only takes money to race. Your title says you want to compete, that only takes cash. To win, the rest of the posts become more relevant.
Probably explains the disparity in talent in MotoGP. Reminds me of CART back in the 90s. Some driver was the son of I think the Toyota CEO and would turn laps about 10-20mph slower than the field. But he never got canned.