Maxxis could be forced out of Cadwell

Team Maxxis could miss the next round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship season at Cadwell Park following David Johnson's accident during the Brands Hatch triple-header.

Johnson had finished 19th in the opening race of the weekend in Kent, but then suffered a fall at Hawthorns on the fourth lap of race two.

The incident not only left Johnson injured, but also wrote off his Yamaha YZF R1, leaving the team to consider whether or not it will make the next round at Cadwell.

“Team MAXXIS Adept-Yamaha leaves Brands Hatch with an injured rider and a written-off YZF R1 superbike,” a short statement from the team said. “The team will now head back to their workshop in Liverpool and assess the damage to the R1, and await news on the full extent of Dave Johnson's injuries.

“Thereafter, a decision will be made by team owners John Jameson and Julian Mosquera regarding their plans for the next round at Cadwell Park.”

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a - Unregistered

August 12, 2009 11:46 PM

Worse than when? Which teams have folded? I'm fed up with BSB-doomsayers - it's absolute nonsense, BSB has never been stronger. I remember seeing the season opener in 2002-ish at Silverstone and there were about 15 bikes on the grid - things are MUCH better now. If anyone trots out the 'all the good riders have gone' line, the reply is MOVING UP IS WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO AND IT'S AN INDICATION OF BSB'S STRENGTH THAT THEY'RE GETTING PLUM WSB SEATS. As for Maxxis, they've got accident damage and possibly an injured rider, it's no biggie.

Rog, Rishton - Unregistered

August 12, 2009 11:26 PM

How can you say how good a series BSB is then ask whether it is live on TV?? On saturday Eurosport showed the whole hour long qualifying LIVE then the first Superbike race LIVE later on, then on the Sunday showed the whole afternoon of 5hrs including both Superbike races, Supersport, Superstock 600 & 1000, 125s & the rest- LIVE!! To be honest Eurosports coverage is absolutely EXCELLENT the teams get superb exposure and Stuart Higgs is doing a fantastic job in very difficult economic times. Blame Josh Brookes for single handedly screwing the series up!!

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