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Brookes confident of challenge for NW200 victory

“When I put my helmet on I don't take my brain out. It will challenge the racer in me and be a real pain if I have to watch Alastair disappear into the distance but good judgement in those circumstances is vital, it is what keeps you alive.”

Brookes is expected to undertake newcomer training at the 8.9-mile circuit with former North West 200 protagonist Steve Plater in readiness for the May showdown, where riders battle side by side at over 200mph.

Last year, Martin Jessopp was timed at 208mph through the speed gun on his Riders Motorcycles Ducati, eclipsing the previous fastest straight-line speed set by Stuart Easton of 205mph on Shaun Muir's Swan Honda Fireblade in 2010.




Related Pictures

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Tyco Suzuki`s Josh Brookes on a lap of the North West 200 circuit
Ryan Farquhar on the Tyco BMW.
Derek Sheils at the Cookstown 100
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade during a test at Castle Combe.
Dan Kneen on the Mar-Train Yamaha at the Tandragee 100
Dan Kneen on the Mar-Train Yamaha
Billy Redmayne.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW.
Martin Jessopp on the Riders Motorcycles BMW.
Malachi Mitchell-Thomas leads his Cookstown B.E. Racing team-mate Derek Sheils at the Mid Antrim 150
John McGuinness, Honda Racing [Credit: RAC]
Michael Dunlop, Buildbase BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
2015 Isle of Man TT Races.
Stars of the official launch of the 2016 North West 200
John McGuinness at the start of the Senior TT in 2015.
Jeremy McWilliams on the KMR Kawasaki at the North West 200 in 2015.
Gary Johnson, T3 Racing Triumph [Credit: Holeshot PR]
Action from the 2015 Ulster Grand Prix

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BOND - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 11:24 PM

Although josh has become a consistent rider, I can't help but worry for him doing the nw and tt. He does have the potential to win, just hope he learns to walk before he runs.



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