Jeremy150 wrote:It's gonna be pretty hard to say who was/is the greatest to ever do it. However I think we can all agree James is the fastest man to ever throw a leg over a dirtbike.
I think the opposite. Its pretty easy to see who has been the best overall racer in history. Like him or not, RC with all his titles, wins, etc. was the best. Sure he didn’t beat Mcgraths SX records but he was a lot closer to that than Mcgrath was to any of Carmicheals other accolades.
Speed however is subjective. RC has beaten JS straight up, JS has been beaten straight up multiple times by the likes of RD and RV. How can we define what is the fastest? Herlings, AC, and ET are on incredible levels against top guys right now. ET beat KR and RD by over a minute one time. RV spanked the world (including RC) on a 250f. So no I don’t agree. He was definitely the fastest at one time, but of all time? Highly subjective.