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Old 02-13-2007, 10:09 PM   #1
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Difference in salary? AMA vs. MotoGP

whats the difference in salary between AMA and MotoGP? just curious cause i "heard", and i repeat "heard", once Rossi brought in around 25 million. and my knowledge is lacking on the finer details. i know some of you guys can help out.
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:18 PM   #2
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dunno about the AMA boys, but Rossi was one of the highest paid atheletes according to Forbes.
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Rossi earned like $30m but that was with endorsements.

From what I found Casey Stoner earns right at $2m + results based bonus. Sete is around $2.6m + results based bonus.
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Mladin makes around $200K per year.
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wow so AMA only, and i say only as a relative term here, makes a tenth what the GP guys make? crazy man. f'n crazy.
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yup.. Rossi is a special case. I think nicky is making 2mil, but he turned down an extra 1.5 to switch teams. SOme of the lower end MotoGP guys are about 300k.

I'd be surprised if Mladin was only making 200k. I remember the Top Factory guys making 1 - 2mil.. especially with championships. Outside of the factory guys, the rest of the AMA guys are pretty much making whatever purse/contingency they can get.

Now you take like elite 2 or 3 in club racing ie Ty Howard who can go out and win 5 races and pickup like 10k in a weekend.

I read an article in RRW about Robert Jensen who basically travels the country hitting the bigger club races and makes about 100 - 110k/yr. BUT he has to pretty much win every race to do that. Crash and you get nada. hehe
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Now you take like elite 2 or 3 in club racing ie Ty Howard who can go out and win 5 races and pickup like 10k in a weekend.

I read an article in RRW about Robert Jensen who basically travels the country hitting the bigger club races and makes about 100 - 110k/yr. BUT he has to pretty much win every race to do that. Crash and you get nada. hehe

You still have to factor in how much he spends out of pocket on race and travel expenses. As a top privateer they may make 100 - 110 k per year but how much of that is actual profit?
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i think thats comparing arena football players to nfl players salary.
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Rossi earned like $30m but that was with endorsements.

From what I found Casey Stoner earns right at $2m + results based bonus. Sete is around $2.6m + results based bonus.
Thats crazyCash!!!! When i have a kid im going to make him the next Rossi. :icon_king
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You still have to factor in how much he spends out of pocket on race and travel expenses. As a top privateer they may make 100 - 110 k per year but how much of that is actual profit?

No doubt. But that goes with any job especially someone that is I guess is considered self-employed. He was definitely not living any rockstar lifestyle on the road. To cut expenses he sleeps in the hauler instead of getting a motel for the weekend. Gotta be fun, tons of pressure to perform or not eat. hehe



And the factory AMA guys can make as much as the upper level motogp rider. (1 - 2mil) Why do you think Mladin is content to stay here?
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cool info, was always curious myself. i ran into some ex ama superbike privateer here in clear lake, hes old now, raced back in the 90's but gave every piece of helpful advice i ever needed. i was always worried 20 was too old to even dream about ever going pro but, turns out start racing cmra or something now,keep at it and its alllright

betta start now mr.famous4i that bike truely is famous, we've been through alot and shes always been ready for more. take it all the way to Motogp lol im sure it can battle with rossi's m1:confused1
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If you want to hear stories talk to the AMA privateers. There are a number here that are fast enough to win with the right bike. The names Mike, John and Logan come to mind. It is a lot of work, but there are good stories to be heard.

Charles Brothers told me my kid should go pro. So I took the calculator and figured out what the Spies's were spending my numbers came to about 45k a season if they weren't eating. (my kid also had asked what it would cost to run like Ben was running, all the wera and cmra.)


ps I think Matt M didn't start roadracing until he was over 20????
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i do know that ama dudes make more than bsb and world superbike riders.
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To get to the level of pro in any sport, it is a labor of love and for alot of guys it has to do with opportunity and luck. I know plenty of pro atheletes (general term now days) that are just getting by but, they are as good as anyone else out there. That seems to be consistent across the board... especially with the sports with the word extreme attached to them.
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As touched on earlier... the salary these guys make are nothing compared to what they make through endorsements. Mladin may 'only' make $1MM a year to ride, but what he makes through his endorsements is probably 5-10 times that much.

Even AMA Privateers have ALOT paid for. Local dealerships/sponsors will provide bikes, gear, tires that sort of stuff. They won't get rich being privateers, but they can make some decent money.

One thing to think about is that many of these guys are now becoming business men as well as racers. Starting track schools, opening dealerhips, branching off into team managements.... there is so much more opportunity to make money in motorsports (or any sport for that matter) than just simply being a racer.
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I know few AMA racers and all of them seemed to struggle to get enough sponsors (they are somewhere 15th-20th place overall).
Most of them have second job during off season and other than practice, they do a lot of marketing to get new sponsors and hold current sponsors.
Often they have to put money out of their pocket as well.
Other than top 5 guys or so, they are doing it because it's not their career, because it's their passion.

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