Visordown's BSB mole gets a whiff of some slight (and alleged) incompetence in the HM Plant Honda team
It's alleged the accident was caused by the Honda mechanic responsible for Richards' bike re-fitting the front wheel with the brake lines the wrong side of the carbon front guard.
It's alleged the carbon fibre cut through a brake line and left Richards with no front brakes on the approach to Radio Hairpin.
It's not the first time this has happened to the Honda camp; a similar incident involving Johnny Rea a few years back in Supersport 600 class almost ended in a courtroom battle. It's alleged Honda subsequently offered Rea the HM Plant BSB ride as a get out of jail card.
Sources say Richards will now miss the rest of the season due to the extent of his injuries.
Go on Glen milk this HM Plant Honda walk around as if they are superior to all other teams and yes mistakes happen but imagine if this had been a TT rider on a 130MPH lap of the TT course !! Either way this is not only very dangerous to their own riders but other riders in the same vascinity.
Get well Glen
Posted: 06/07/2009 at 23:00
Posted: 07/07/2009 at 18:34
Posted: 07/07/2009 at 18:59
Posted: 09/07/2009 at 20:14
Sylvan Guitolli wrote (see)
Ey check de brakes not the 1st time brakes, broken leg and HM Plant Honda av been in same sentence dis season.
Posted: 09/07/2009 at 21:32
Someone has crashed racing???
Posted: 09/07/2009 at 21:42
Posted: 09/07/2009 at 21:46
R1 loon wrote (see)
And for the first time known to man, the rider has been injured
I may of jumped the gun a bit mate.
Seems Richards crash may of been caused by the brake lines being worn through by the carbon mud guard.
Posted: 09/07/2009 at 22:03
I had that last year too
It's a bit "A source said that maybe it could've potentially......."
Posted: 09/07/2009 at 22:20
Posted: 09/07/2009 at 22:25
John.. wrote (see)
R1 loon wrote (see)And for the first time known to man, the rider has been injuredI may of jumped the gun a bit mate.Seems Richards crash may of been caused by the brake lines being worn through by the carbon mud guard.
Posted: 09/07/2009 at 22:34
Posted: 09/07/2009 at 22:47
These Butt pic's will help Glen while he mends im sure, he will be pestering the Nursies now !!
Posted: 09/07/2009 at 23:43
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