Factory HM Plant Honda rider Josh Brookes will NOT be racing at this weekend’s opening race after immigration officials refused him entry and sent him back home to Australia due to visa problems.
MCN has just learned that Brookes was refused entry this morning at Heathrow and is already on his way home. He will be replaced this weekend at Brands Hatch by Steve Plater.
According to insiders there was a problem with the work permit on Brookes’s visa and immigration officials refused him entry to the UK.
More updates and information as the story unfolds will be updated here.