sweltering 101-degree sauna. If any
race needed to be held at night,
it was Thailand, not Qatar. Riders
passed out on the racetrack. IV fluid
flowed like whiskey in a Bangkok
bar. Woozy riders wobbled around
the track on the verge of heatstroke.
Yet, Giuseppe saw nothing wrong—
at least with the check.
Is Giuseppe Luongo blind? The
man is obsessed with dethroning the
power and might of American motocross so much that he is rumored to
have contributed to the Kawasaki
kitty to get Ryan Villopoto to postpone his retirement by one season
in hopes of upping his series’ image.
Then, he shoots himself in the foot
by holding two absolutely embarrassing events to kick the ball off.
He can’t beat the spectacle of AMA
Supercross, the dirt of Red Bud or
the forests of Washougal with pitiful
events held on third-rate tracks.
LUONGO IS OBVIOUSLY
USING THE GRAND
PRIX TEAMS, RIDERS
AS BAIT TO REEL IN
ARAB AND SOUTHEAST
Why does he do it? Money. Luongo
is obviously using the Grand Prix
teams, riders and manufacturers as
bait to reel in Arab and Southeast
Asian money. Why does he need
foreign, fly-away, off-the-beaten-path
money? Because his sanctioning fees,
associated costs and percentage cuts
have dried up the European well.
Most of the Grand Old GP tracks are
no longer willing to lose money to
play his game anymore. Plus,
the price of holding a Grand Prix
event works on a sliding scale. If
you are in a country that he