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Josh Brookes goes fastest in testing at Brands Hatch, while Tommy Hill and John Hopkins were fifth and sixth quickest.

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Mogster 52 - Unregistered

October 07, 2011 5:54 PM

The round in August had the same format, you don't learn much as the set up on the bike is so much different on the GP vs Indy. Let's see warm up/practice tomorrow.

John - Unregistered

October 07, 2011 9:12 PM

The extra Saturday race is what is stopping them from being able to use the full circuit on Friday to test. They can only have a certain number of sessions (races included) within a certain time frame, and the extra Superbike race on Saturday means that the overall tally of 'GP length sessions' for the whole weekend has to drop by 1.
However, surely the extra Supersport race now counts as another 'session'. They aren't exactly quieter than Superbikes are they ?
At the end of the day its yet another indicator of how ridiculous this country has become in general - the circuit has been playing host to motor vehicle racing since the early 20th century, probably well before the houses of West Kingsdown that back onto the GP section of the circuit were even built.
Why buy a house that is about 100 ft from the edge of a race track and then moan about the noise to the point that the council impose restrictions on the circuit ?

John - Unregistered

October 07, 2011 9:23 PM
Last Edited 1665 days ago

That's almost as stupid as buying a house right by the coast and then moaning about the noise of the sea and the fact that it's windy ? Of course it is...
Additionally, this is yet another tactic of Jonathan Palmer. It was his decision to tell the Flamini Brothers to go **** themselves a few years back and as a result, the 20 year institution that was World Superbikes at Brands in August is no more. To try to compensate for that and give the paying public something in return (which it doesn't at all), a 3rd BSB Superbike race has been introduced at Brands (and to hide the fact that it is to compensate for WSBK being lost from Brands every August, a 3rd race has now been introduced at other circuits too). When the concept of 3 Superbike races per round first appeared it was only at Brands I believe, and conveniently the same year that WSBK was no longer on the calendar.
But my point is... a 3 race Superbike format has been introduced at a circuit that

EDIT by CRASH.NET - del. swearing

John - Unregistered

October 07, 2011 9:30 PM

cannot fully accomodate all the preparation (testing sessions etc..) necessary for all 3 races, due to noise restrictions - hence the use of the Indy circuit as prep for a GP circuit race ??
If it were purely about 'having more races in general' then surely you'd do that at circuit(s) that don't have the noise restrictions or a circuit that is more out in the open (like Donnington which is right on the bl00dy flight path of East Midlands Airport FFS..!!).
But no... this is actually about greedy-b0llocks Palmer and Motorsport Vision tapping into that oh so lucrative South-East of England market and limiting the impact of no longer having WSBK at Brands any more - 110,000 people used to turn up to that every year..!!
Palmer, you are a selfish, greedy, faceless capitalist typical of this country and not the true bike racing fan you have tried to kid everyone that you are.

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