WSBK » Josh Brookes to substitute for John Hopkins

Josh Brookes is to assume John Hopkins' place in the Crescent Fixi Suzuki team for the opening World Superbike Championship round at Phillip Island.

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February 14, 2012 1:59 PM
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@ tetley
How dare you disrespect an aussie, next you'll be saying that other aussie isn't the greatest rider ever to have graced the the world of racing.

Totally agree with you!

However if Brookes could do 1 thing that would help more than any other it would be that when he makes a big mistake (and he will), he holds his hands up and admits it was his fault instead of the usual b.s. excuses.

sammy - Unregistered

February 14, 2012 2:31 PM

i'm sure the rest of the grid will be delighted wounder how many carers he will destroy cheer up guintoli just steer well clear of the flying out of control gsxr


February 14, 2012 2:53 PM

Disappointing news, I would have loved to see what Blake Young could have done against international competition. After seeing how well Josh Hayes performed in his GP wildcard last year, I would think Blake would be capable of performing well in SBK. Crescent also missed an opportunity to strengthen their ties with Yoshimura too, by not backing their rider.


February 14, 2012 3:02 PM

@ sparky62. & bsbisgoodforyou

I've double checked just to be sure and after investigation the official findings were that " no mechanical defects were found" and the rider had pumped the brakes for no apparent reason.
Not sure but if the scrutineers or hm plant mechanics couldn't find a fault then I'm guessing there was no mechanical fault, purely rider error.
These are the facts but no doubt i'll get more 'disagree' than 'agree' comments.

Max - Unregistered

February 14, 2012 3:33 PM

Good to hear, smart thinking by Crescent and will help Josh get some precious track time before BSB kicks off.

However, I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in wanting to see all this Anthony West hype disappear, the dude is talented and a veteran but he's complaining way too much. He should be inspired by Hopper and show (on the track) why he deserves a place in MotoGP.

Actions speak louder than words (or depressive tweets)

oh yeah - Unregistered

February 14, 2012 3:34 PM

well if there was ever a shop window to show the world what you can do on a wsbk,this is perfect for brookes,good bike,home race,etc etc ,go on josh,get it up man! and go for it

Keefypee - Unregistered

February 14, 2012 3:58 PM


Of course nothing was found wrong with the Brookes bike after the Donington incident. It's a Honda race bike, remember? When a rod comes through the crankcase, that's an electrical problem...didn't you know?

Sparky62 - Unregistered

February 14, 2012 3:58 PM

Hate to break the news but I am British, not Australian. A Brommie as a matter of fact. I defend Brookes because his "offences" are no worse than a dozen that British riders have comitted in recent years.

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