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Brookes wants clarity.

Josh Brookes has requested he is given more clarity on the decision to give him a one race suspended ban following his collision with Sylvain Guintoli at Donington Park.

Guintoli suffered a broken tibia and fibula in the accident, which occurred when he was collected by Brookes' HM Plant Honda on the sighting lap on the run up to the grid.

Although an initial statement suggested a 'failure in the operation of the braking system' was to blame, further investigations discovered Brookes had been travelling at a speed disproportionate to that of Guintoli at the time.

However, while Brookes concedes that he understands why the penalty, which is suspended for three meetings, has been applied, he insists more should be made of the fact there was a 'drop of brake power' prior to the accident.

“Regarding my suspended one race penalty, I understand that the series organisers have to make judgments and take possible action if necessary with racing incidents. However we still need more clarity about what exactly happened as the data shows the correct initial braking power, but also a drop in brake power just prior to the crash, which the team is investigating further. It's unfortunate Guintoli was caught up in the incident and I really wish him a quick recovery."


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Moot - Unregistered

May 28, 2009 7:56 PM

Good grief, can't this ahole just admit that he screwed up and offer an unresearved apology? People would respect him more if he did, rather than offering lame excuses. For sure, the chips on both shoulders brigade will support him to the hilt, but his visa should be withdrawn and send him home. He will not be missed.

Quack - Unregistered

May 27, 2009 1:54 PM

Josh, you were going at a ridiculous speed for a siting lap, braked far too late coming into the Melbourne Loop, was riding like a complete moron and broke a competitors leg, completely ruining his chance of challenging for the BSB title. You were then given a ridiculously light penalty for this moronic act. Clear enough now??



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