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Josh Brookes to race at the TT next year

Josh Brookes to race at the TT next year

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y2blade

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56,027 posts

122 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Woohoo woohoo


Steve Evil

9,522 posts

136 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Wonder how far he'll jump over Ballaugh Bridge.

Biker's Nemesis

30,848 posts

115 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Oh dear.

y2blade

Original Poster:

56,027 posts

122 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Steve Evil said:
Wonder how far he'll jump over Ballaugh Bridge.
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He'll land on the roof of the Raven

srob

10,301 posts

145 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Biker's Nemesis said:
Oh dear.
Have to say, that was my first thought too hehe
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Fleegle

15,424 posts

83 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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srob said:
Biker's Nemesis said:
Oh dear.
Have to say, that was my first thought too hehe
Yup, and me.

Fair play to him for having the minerals to enter, but I can't help feeling it will end up messy.

John D.

10,982 posts

116 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Interesting.

y2blade

Original Poster:

56,027 posts

122 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Fleegle said:
srob said:
Biker's Nemesis said:
Oh dear.
Have to say, that was my first thought too hehe
Yup, and me.

Fair play to him for having the minerals to enter, but I can't help feeling it will end up messy.
The same was said about Karl "crasher" Harris, he did ok.

Fleegle

15,424 posts

83 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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y2blade said:
The same was said about Karl "crasher" Harris, he did ok.
Wiki sez

In 2012 Harris made his TT debut for the SMT honda racing team finishing 21st in the superbike race and 28th in the superstock race whilst also lapping in excess of over 121 mph.



Is that ok? I think JB will be looking for something closer to the top than that

Yazza54

15,087 posts

88 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Fleegle said:
srob said:
Biker's Nemesis said:
Oh dear.
Have to say, that was my first thought too hehe
Yup, and me.

Fair play to him for having the minerals to enter, but I can't help feeling it will end up messy.
+1

blade7

6,453 posts

123 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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y2blade said:
Steve Evil said:
Wonder how far he'll jump over Ballaugh Bridge.
biggrin
He'll land on the roof of the Raven
It wont be his fault though.

scunnylad

1,308 posts

76 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Fleegle said:
y2blade said:
The same was said about Karl "crasher" Harris, he did ok.
Wiki sez

In 2012 Harris made his TT debut for the SMT honda racing team finishing 21st in the superbike race and 28th in the superstock race whilst also lapping in excess of over 121 mph.



Is that ok? I think JB will be looking for something closer to the top than that
Karl Harris was iirc the fastest newcomer this year so did probably better than his results indicate.
Only a few have gone faster as a newcomer

Just hope he treats the course with respect but good on him for giving it a go.

sprinter1050

11,392 posts

134 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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My first thoughts were also-'this could end in tears' scratchchin

Credit to him for taking it on though.

Busa mav

1,917 posts

61 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Fleegle said:
, but I can't help feeling it will end up messy.
Lets hope not , but I agree.

I remember one Pat Hennen who decided to take on the TT after Barry Sheene was so vocal against it.



Fleegle

15,424 posts

83 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Actually, having now thought about it, I reckon it could actually suit his style. There is something about his approach that perhaps could see him as the shock of TT2013. He’s a tenacious fecker. You only have to look at some of the moves he’s made over the last few seasons to realise that. He’s fast and committed. I just wonder if he has that pinpoint accuracy that the likes of Mcguinness has??

He’ll need to sort his fecking hair out though. The natives will think he’s a she

blade7

6,453 posts

123 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Fleegle said:
You only have to look at some of the moves he’s made over the last few seasons
A couple I'm thinking of didn't end well for other riders.

Fleegle

15,424 posts

83 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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blade7 said:
Fleegle said:
You only have to look at some of the moves he’s made over the last few seasons
A couple I'm thinking of didn't end well for other riders.
Okay

Apart from those on Guintoli and Andrews, and the other 5 riders that laid their bikes down, oh and Rutter, lets try and pull some positives out of this

sprinter1050

11,392 posts

134 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Maybe he might be less dangerousadventurous when he's racing the clock rather than other riders on the same piece of track so maybe he just might do ok.

I'm trying to recollect what his qualy laps have been like in BSB, as opposed to overtaking moves in races. (though I've always said (slightly tongue in cheek) that he doesn't do tight hairpin bends)
Lord knows he needs some hairpins for that barnet.

Busa mav

1,917 posts

61 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I think the guy is a god ,

he is doing well for me in the MCN fantasy league , alongside my lonshot choice of somebody called Lowes

blade7

6,453 posts

123 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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sprinter1050 said:
Lord knows he needs some hairpins for that barnet.
He must be collecting on that bet soon biggrin.