BSB » Brookes bounces back with Cadwell podium


Josh Brookes goes a long way to putting his race one exclusion behind him by claiming a podium finish in the final race at Cadwell Park.

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Stoo - Unregistered

August 30, 2011 12:53 PM

"Let's get to the final 6 by taking out one of the other main contenders..."

Can't knock him for some spectacular crashes!... but still not convinced this dood should be riding BSB following his 2009 "exploits".

Sparky62 - Unregistered

August 30, 2011 1:20 PM

Are the wittle pommy riders a wittle bit scared of big bad Brookes. How dare that nasty man push and shove the others during playtime! They are not used to real racers and expect other riders to ask politely if they can pass.

SHEENE7

August 30, 2011 2:39 PM

I know Brookes has had a couple of "mental moments" in the past but i still reckon his pass on Rutter was a fair move.Yes it was hard but he was on the inside and on the racing line and Rutter didn't see him and turned in on him.I'd say it was more of a racing accident than an unfare dangerous move.Like i said before,if it was any other track other than Cadwell then the outcome for Rutter would probably have been different.Maybe i'm on my own with that view but I've watched it a couple of times again today and it was a hard but firm move.Shame Rutter was injured and out of it for the remainder of the weekend though.All in all i think It's a weekend to forget.RIP Ben :-(

Oz Nobs - Unregistered

August 30, 2011 3:54 PM

"They are not used to real racers and expect other riders to ask politely if they can pass. "

Can't believe you have the nerve to say that when someone so much as farts near Casey Stoner and he puts in a complaint!!

Rog, Rishton - Unregistered

August 30, 2011 5:39 PM

Nobody doubts that Brookes has talent- it's the ridiculous waste he makes of it that's the problem.
There's a kind of unwritten code of how you ride around with fellow PROFESSIONALS, something Brookes isn't aware of.
Sparky62- I never read such utter drivel in all my life....

Sparky62 - Unregistered

August 30, 2011 10:50 PM

It is a bit like telling Hamilton to slow down in F1 or Simonneli in MotoGP. Everybody has an opinion on the incidents but I tend to believe the rider/driver when they give their perspective. If they have a split second to make a decision and believe a valid pass is possible then, for the sake of the sport, I hope they go for the pass. If the pass results in a crash then listen to what they believed happened rather than assume they were reckless. When people say that Brookes, Hamilton, Simmo and others deliberately do a reckless move that makes no sense when their life and others are on the line!! There is a fine line between a heroic pass and disaster. Webber's pass on Alonso on Sunday was a split second away from being a disaster. I doubt any of the penalties given to Brookes in BSB whave been unanimous in the stewards box. He is a racer and I hope he never changes.

nem8 - Unregistered

August 30, 2011 11:35 PM

Brookes is an incident waiting to happen, what makes it worse is that he thinks he is never at fault, and IMO that equals a big danger for everyone including himself.

What he did to Rutter and the justification Brookes used says it all about him IMO. It was not unique he has a lot of form for these incidents and it's NOT racing.

A long ban or being kicked out of the shootout hopefully would make him a bit more respectful of others, safer and a better racer. But I fear as nothing was done apart from a slap on the wrist that it will not be the last time we hear about something bad happening with him involved, and that is something I really don't want to happen.



Richard Mushet

August 31, 2011 8:11 AM

If it were Lowes, Byrne, Hill, Bridewell etc that had made a move that failed it'd be a completely different story.

I don't remember so much whining after Camier wiped out Rea at Cadwell, Hopkins pushed Byrne wide at Snetterton and Haslam took out Sykes at Oulton...

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