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Simon Patterson  says:

Brands Hatch BSB: Byrne controls two-part race for opening win

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has got his 2014 season off to a flying start, taking the win in the opening MCE British Superbike race of 2014 from veteran Chris Walker and his GBmoto Kawasaki teammate James Ellison. The race was a two-part affair, with Walker leading from Byrne after 18 laps when the red flags went out after James Hillier’s exploding Quattro...

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leecho

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leecho says:

stalker

you are a legend,still showing the pups the way round mega.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Great Day

at Brands - atmosphere is second to none.  Big crowd - Ellison and Brookes looking real fast.    Stalker (real age 42) still got it - putting in some quick laps for the oldies!

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Brands made clear

what most should already know. In all likelihood BSB will be a two horse race between Byrne & Brookes.

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CHRainmaker

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CHRainmaker says:

Don't count out that GB Moto team..

 ..they've thrown a lot of money at this project this season and Walker and Ellison both looked quick. Byrne is unquestionably the favourite, but Brookes may struggle at points to seperate the aforementioned Kawasaki's...

 

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supermario

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supermario says:

Judging by the tone of your post ahab

I would have to assume you were actually there. Funny, I don't remember seeing an old peg leg pirate yesterday.

Echo the comments of Rainmeister and Saturn- the GB Moto Kwaka's looked very good

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ColonelClaw says:

Another great day's entertainment at Brands. Worth paying the extra 15 quid to get a seat in the Paddock Hill grandstand if you can afford it - the view is pretty incredible. You can very nearly see the entire track, which is just about the polar opposite to Silverstone where you're lucky if you can see one sixth of the circuit from any single location.

For not a lot of money the entertainment was top quality too. In the second race I barely even noticed Brookes until about the halfway point, when he slowly but surely started to reel everyone in. It's different to watching it on televison where the long camera lenses compress the distances, but he really did come from way back to nearly pinch the win. Brookes slightly reminds me of Cal, he's sodding fast, gets better in the second half of races and crashes a lot. If he can keep it upright he has a genuine chance this year.

Also shouts go out to Ellison and Kiyo, who both looked pretty racey, and of course seeing Stalker up front was probably the best thing of the weekend.

Finally, much respect to Ian Hutchinson. His bike may have conked out in both races, but even making it to the BSB grid with two actual working legs is just about a miracle of modern medicine.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Nostro-itis

The affliction of the overly pessimistic poster.   Don't know why you bother Nosters there's not much for you in the bike racing world is there?

Where are all the young guns ?   Top 6 all over 30.

Brands Indy circuit much too short for Superbike though !!

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may c

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may c says:

brands

 watched it on tv  well pleased ben wilson is in it a dark horse this one

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may c

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may c says:

brands

 must agree with saturn the brands indy is  way too short for 220 bhp superbikes just a thought why not have a  right turn before the  bridge on  long circuit to link up with stirling corner anyone else got an opinion on this.

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saturn392

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saturn392 says:

Conservation

It's all got to do with conservation may c ... The area of trees in the middle of the long track is 'ancient woodland' and Brands are not allowed to touch it.

There have been proposals in the past to upgrade Brands to International status (motogp, Wsbk) to move the start finish and pits to the long straight on the GP circuit but plans were 'quashed' by the environmental lobby.

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