BSB » Richards: I can’t believe I was so stupid!


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McRacing - Unregistered

October 14, 2009 8:38 AM

even before he was injured i don't think he was really impressive. back in 02 when richards was on the kawa i thought he was amazing, taking it to the ducati boys. i think time has dulled his talent a little and a bit of the battler seems to have gone out of him. still really like him as a racer but i just don't think he can challenge for a title.

ZX10Rob

October 14, 2009 1:07 PM
Last Edited 1836 days ago

Can't help but disagree with you McRacing regarding your, 'battler seems to have gone out of him' comment. After all, Glen has won the Superstock and Supersport titles in the last two years which, is an achievement that requires immense bravery. Glen, by his own admittion, started the season tentatively, understanding that BSB machines had changed dramatically in the recent years that he had been away. I believe that GR would've adapted and conquered the new equipment if brake failure at Knockhill hadn't robbed him of the chance. If nothing else he deserves the right to have another similar chance.

Richard - Unregistered

October 14, 2009 3:39 PM

Didn't realise it was brake failure that caused Glen's leg brake.

At least twice in a season they have left their riders without brakes?

Something very wrong there surely??

Richard - Unregistered

October 14, 2009 3:39 PM

Didn't realise it was brake failure that caused Glen's leg brake.

At least twice in a season they have left their riders without brakes?

Something very wrong there surely??

ZX10Rob

October 14, 2009 4:21 PM

Richard, it is alleged that the mechanic responsible for Glen's bike, re-fitted the front wheel with the brake lines on the wrong side of the carbon mudguard, the brake lines were then damaged during the race by the offending piece of carbon. I seem to remember reading that Xavier admitted to 'brake failure'.

steve - Unregistered

October 14, 2009 4:51 PM

How many times can Honda use the 'no brakes' excuse?

Johny Rea - 2004
Josh Brooks (x2) - 2009
Geln Richards - 2009

I dont buy that. A team as good as honda doesnt make the same mistake 4 times!

SS45 - Unregistered

October 15, 2009 12:42 PM

The only loser out of richards stupid mistake was Tommy Bridewell. i was watching Tommy come past Richards and waved him on the hurrey up. School Boy mistake Glen!

hello - Unregistered

October 15, 2009 6:24 PM

ss45 i think in glens defence hes never been that far back in a pace car situation to be affecting the likes of tommy and he broke his femur 3 months ago which im sure is going to distract you a little

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