GPs Moving East
When all you have left of the 2012 season is the Monster Energy Cup, it's time to look forward to 2013. For us here in the United States, that means looking at supercross. For everyone else, that means GPs. And this year, there are some serious changes that have got people talking.
The first two rounds will be held in the East, someplace that hasn't really been touched by world motocross before. Quatar will host the first round of the series, then it will jump over to Thailand before returning to the West. Personally, I don't see why everyone's so up in arms about the change. Isn't it called the World Motocross Championships for a reason?
The more you expand the the East, the more attention the sport will get in those areas. Think about it. I could probably list all the Asian motocross riders I know on one hand. With more attention comes more competition. Doesn't more competition make it more fun for the riders and more enjoyable for the spectators?
So what's the problem here? Funding can be arranged to get everyone over there if they truly want to go. Heck, there's even talk that Youthstream is going to pay for riders and teams to get out to Quatar.
Vurb's resident Euro, David Bulmer, talks about his view of the whole thing HERE.