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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.




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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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