RR » BSB star Josh Brookes to race Isle of Man TT!


'I fell in love with the place on my first visit back in 2009'- Josh Brookes

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rich01908 - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 7:04 PM

I think the TT is amazing, but as others have said, 38 miles is a hell of a lot to learn.
With the chances of getting injured etc., I for one would rather he did not do it, and leaves it to the road racing specialists.
While it has been said it could raise the profile of the TT, if god forbid he had a bad crash, would all be bad publicity for the TT.

Dorkins - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 7:32 PM

I'm sorry but the days of the best, most gifted, riders taking part in the TT are long gone.

Even a front-running BSB, let alone MotoGP, rider is a class (or 3) apart from the TT regulars.

Granted he will need to learn the track, but Brookes and other riders of his caliber are much, much quicker than the road racers.

Look at what happens when Martin goes to BSB....

Paul - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 9:02 AM

Would people quit with the stupid BSB to TT rider comparisons. It's like comparing a 400m runner with a marathon runner. The 400m runner might have a higher top speed but put him in a marathon and he wouldn't have the stamina

Oli

November 30, 2012 10:03 AM

Dorkins they are very different sports.

Whilst it is true to McGuinness wouldn't touch Rossi on a MotoGP bike, I dare say Rossi wouldn't touch JM round the TT course.

There is no such thing as the 'best riders in the world'. There's the best short-circuit racers, found in MotoGP, and the best road racers, found at the TT.

Oli

PatrickD

November 30, 2012 11:53 AM

Some interesting comments here, some predictable and some rather familiar.
Discussion is what this place is about, of course.

But wouldn't it be interesting to see some kind of master bike competition, maybe with equal machinery for each discipline. Circuit race, mx, trials, etc and see who comes out on top? Something like the film 'on any Sunday'. Chuck in more variation than I've mentioned. McPint and Josh would be in the mix for sure.

Dorkins - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 5:28 PM

So when the tt was a world championship event, are you telling me the series front runners gave way to wildcard specialists? No.

Fast is fast, and I'm sorry but the rr guys are not the fastest. I'm absolutely positive a top level track rider would thrash tt regulars whilst riding well within their capabilities.

Whilst jb is not a motogp god, he is still way above the rr specialists as we will see!

Dorkins - Unregistered

November 30, 2012 5:28 PM

So when the tt was a world championship event, are you telling me the series front runners gave way to wildcard specialists? No.

Fast is fast, and I'm sorry but the rr guys are not the fastest. I'm absolutely positive a top level track rider would thrash tt regulars whilst riding well within their capabilities.

Whilst jb is not a motogp god, he is still way above the rr specialists as we will see!

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