BSB » Brookes apologises for Mallory mistake

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Josh_is_human - Unregistered

July 21, 2009 10:39 AM

The Darkside, you should pop over to Bikesportnews to get some more insight into what is actually going on ... you might be surprised.

To start with, your assertion in other comments on here that Josh is to blame for the Ginter's incident is plain and simply wrong. Beltran admitted that there was a drop in brake pressure. No pressure equals no brakes.

jamie46 - Unregistered

July 21, 2009 11:19 AM

It was his mistake that has been totally blown out of propotion. Every rider has crashed and taken other guys with them , when it's close racing like it was on Sunday it's gonna happen if someone goes down.
Also Mallory Park has been a great track over the years , but nowadays I think the BSB boys are too fast to go there , all these stupid chicanes and hairpins are just a reciepe for disaster , Josh nearly got took out himself on the first lap , bet nobody would of made this much fuss if that had happened !!

simon - Unregistered

July 21, 2009 11:33 AM

Jamie46,,,the problem is that he didnt just take one rider out but 5 riders!!!!!!!!! and his crash with Ginters was actually the lap where you leave the pits to go to the grid before the race and he flew around that lap at racing speed when other riders never ever do that.If he was doing 20mph,he would not have destroyed ginters leg but he was doing racing speeds.Brooks needs to calm down and maybe this ban will help.Its ironic that he would miss the next 2 races anyway because of thumb,so its not really a ban,is it.

Josh_is_human - Unregistered

July 21, 2009 11:48 AM

simon, your assertion that other riders never do that is wrong. They will often do that when they need to test something to make sure it's working after being repaired. Josh had a crash and his bike was repaired just before going out ....

Bear in mind also, that HM Plant have one bike per rider and they let a few of their mechanics go at the start of the season due to credit crunch pressures. It's starting to look like they've cut costs a little too much and it's cost Josh/Glen/others. Notice how no one has come out and said what happened to Glen? If the rumour about Ginter's suing Honda is true you can see why Honda might be keeping schtum and letting their riders carry the can....

claire rea - Unregistered

July 21, 2009 11:50 AM

Josh I really feel for you, as there is not a rider on this planet that would plan to go out and do what happened on sunday. Would just like to wish you all the best for the rest of the year and the future.. Keep your chin up.!!!!! Mr Perfect Has not been born yet.

Al - Unregistered

July 21, 2009 11:56 AM

As I said at the time, there is NO rule to stop you going at racing speed on a sighting lap, nor is there a rule that says you only do one lap, as you can do multiple sighting laps by going through the pits... I also mentioned that looking at the Donny incident, something just didn't look right, like Josh hadn't panic braked or anything, of course several people disagreed, so I won't bother to mention it again.

As for Mallory, Josh took out one rider, the rest fell off of their own accord, possibly on a fuid of some sort, or maybe just followed the accident by watching it happen (easily done), either way only one person was taken out, not 5.

shelly - Unregistered

July 21, 2009 12:07 PM

Accidents do happen. I wonder if there would have been so much fuss about brookes if the rules were changed. if Andrews had won on a lap count back then I'm sure everybody would be happy. Is it not possible for the teams to say 'give it to Andrews'. Just because there are rules is does not mean it's fair. (it should be)

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