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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Richard#56 - Unregistered

February 14, 2012 8:47 PM

Josh is a racer,all or nothing and does have a go.Deserves this ride and is a well liked with the Aus fans.Onya Crescent for giving him the ride.Aussie racer,crowd,track bring it on Josh let your racing quiten all the knockers.Have a great year Josh.

bsbisgoodforyou - Unregistered

February 14, 2012 9:37 PM

Keep your cool,it's only racing.
I only wrote what Josh apparently had said.I don.t think at any point I have agreed with him ,I have just said what I had read.You draw your own conclusions and then have your own opinion.
We all are allowed an opinion but some try to enforce their views on others.As far as all the disagree comments you claim to get, again not everyone agrees with you and they are entitled to state this fact with the disagree button.


February 15, 2012 5:56 AM

"Josh is a good pick to,(and probably will get it) but he has rides. If Ant got the gig and did alright it may lead to something, that's all".

Wrote the above comment as a response to the news about Hopper's injury on the 13th.
Crystal balls working good this year, or do I have iside info? lol.



February 15, 2012 10:05 AM

To me, there is a very fine line between a move any real racer would make when he sees a gap and a move that is classed as "dangerous"! Ayrton Senna said that if you don't go for the gap then you are not a true racer ( or something along those lines). It is a split second decision and one that either works or doesn't - no second thoughts! A racer will go for it because that is what it is all about, sometimes having to suffer the consequences, but that, as they say, is racing, not a gentlemans excuse me!!


February 15, 2012 10:57 AM

What I'm struggling to understand is that some of the people defending josh Brookes over aggressive riding style are the same ones who slated Simoncelli and Rossi for some of the passes they made, which weren't nearly as bad.
Oz tinted glasses?

bsbisgoodforyou - Unregistered

February 15, 2012 1:03 PM


I really think you have exhausted this post,you have put your side of the discussion and naturally others have put there's,it's now time to agree to disagree and get on with life.
In life you don't win every argument/point of view.
Finally and this is the most concerning:
You are beginning to come across as bad as RawDawg.


February 15, 2012 1:23 PM

"It is a split second decision and one that either works or doesn't - no second thoughts! A racer will go for it ... sometimes having to suffer the consequences, ...but that, as they say, is racing, not a gentlemans excuse me!! Posted by McLarenP"
I agree with much of what you say in many topics, but in the Brookes/Rutter incident it was not a split-second decision as Brookes had been planning the move for several laps and was determined to make it irrespective of the outcome. Regarding a racer suffering the consequences, Brookes is rarely the one who suffers, while the ones he attacks get broken bones and lose Championship chances. If Brookes continues with these irresponsible tacticss I'm afraid he'll end someone's racing career. And he won't even be sorry.

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