BSB » Kirkham ruled out of Monday's races at Oulton Park


All I can say really is I am absolutely gutted to have ended the weekend like this... I just feel so disappointed for the whole of the Samsung Honda team' - Jon Kirkham

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Richard Mushet

May 06, 2012 9:38 PM

Only just got back from Oulton, but did see the marshals getting JK's bike out of the pond at the side of the track after the racing/qualifying finished. It was a sight for sore eyes - but reminds you how much worse this could have been. John's a very lucky lad...

The Burton Bullet - Unregistered

May 07, 2012 9:43 AM

Great news to hear Jon has no injuries after a nasty looking impact.
Why they dont move the barrier back is a mystery to me.I am sure a racers life is more important than a few trees.Racers have lost their lives at that point on the circuit in the past.
Motorsport is a dangerous occupation i know,but if it can be made safer then every effort should be put in to do so.
It is such an easy'fix'to make that part of the circuit safer at Oulton Park so please MSV get it sorted before we end up with another fatality.

BikeRaceGuru

May 07, 2012 9:56 AM

How typical that a rider comes away very lucky from a high speed crash and regrets the inconvenience to his team.. Maybe some premiership footballers should take a look at the accident and reflect on it next time they're rolling around on the floor because they've broke a nail.. John is a very lucky boy.. He knows it, we all know it.. Glad it wasn't worse.. Hope he's not hurting to much this morning..

BEN JENKINS - Unregistered

May 07, 2012 11:04 AM

did nobody else (even his team) see his flat back tyre just before he crashed?!?!? thats why the bike slid in 2 direction the previous corner and them let go over clay hill. not a front end crash as the commentators kept saying.

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