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Old 01-13-2021, 02:54 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by kenup283 View Post
From just the headline I was equally feeling WTF.

As i read more there was no demand but rather a condition that came with negotiating for a ride she could not afford.

So in the end was just a case of not having enough money or backing to secure a ride at level she was seeking.

Had things been equal from a gender perspective it would have been over before having the chance of being offended.
Correct, it sounds like the soft- magazine sponsor was after the skin shots for publicity.

But what this actually highlights is that all top racing grids today in all motor sports (2 and 4 wheel) are filled with pay-to-race teams that support the show put on my the 4 or 5 top-talent podium chasers.

And without the money even really talented up and comers struggle to get a seat in among all the high dollar pay-to-race for-profit teams.

So it comes back to a numbers game. The huge attrition rate needed to get a MM93 out in front means that the supporting cast is filled from a pool of maybe ten thousand+ of men and few hundred women at best.
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