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Laura Stevens  says:

Brookes escapes serious injury in Darley Moor crash

HM Plant Honda's Josh Brookes has crashed today (Thursday) during testing at Darley Moor but has sustained no serious injury and vows to fight on at Snetterton next weekend (16/17/18 July). Brookes high-sided whilst testing at the circuit alongside John McGuinness as the team worked on a new engine specification which they are aiming to run at the Silverstone WSB round. Speaking...

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Aug 02

Posts: 359

wings1372 says:

Interesting story this. I would never have known HM Plant used Darley as test track. Wonder what speed he binned it at as it doesn't say or even what point on the track. Reminds me, I've not been there for ages, must go along and support some local club meets soon.

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Feb 03

Posts: 41

GWS Brookes

Glad to hear you are ok Josh...... Darley Moor is a bloody death trap in places, as I found out to my cost when racing their a few years ago.  The lack of run-off on some of the bends is appalling and I vowed never to ride there again.



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May 09

Posts: 32

motoGPIZZIL says:

Darley moor

I love the atmosphere at Darley moor, as you are so close to the action and there are no stupid 10ft fences obstructing views. I know they are there for a very good reason (our saftey) , but i am willing to take a chance. After all motor racing is a dangerous sport , it says so on the ticket lol

i was just wondering if you can go to see these HM Plant practise sessions as it would be great to see BSB Spec bikes going round Darley. i would be willing to pay a small price to see the spectecal it no doubt would be.

thanks in advance if anyone can shed any light on this  ;o)

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Apr 06

Posts: 1208

CosherB says:

risk vs benefit

this story kind of sums it up really .... one day, it will catch up with you.  test somewhere safer.

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Jul 09

Posts: 306

RogerRSV says:

Wings - good call.

Would be interesting to know where Josh highsided at Darley, my guess would be coming out of the right hander nearest to the clubhouse dependent on what power he put down but would be keen to know - at least he didn't take out any sheep - last time I was there I was convinced I was going home with a woolly bike!

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Jun 09

Posts: 123

antimagneto says:

Come on lads..

1/ Get a mate to send your race bike through scrutineering, or send a competent forger. 2/ Put your trunks/helmet on and head for the Cat & Fiddle on your road bike. 4 passes followed up by a banzai Whaley Bridge run. 3/ Mosey on to Darley for the days racing. 4/ Get your trophy and cheque. 5/ Stop on way home for a few beers. 6/ Enjoy an Indian meal at The Agra, in Stoke. 7/ Quick top up in Wetherspoons, then dodge the flying bottles on the way to the van. 8/ Enjoy great sex both on the way and at home (with a 'live' woman preferably). Apart from finding a winning rollover lottery ticket on the footpath life won't get much better.....

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