Onboard with Air Brookes

HM Plant Honda’s Josh Brookes has been wowing fans at Cadwell Park with spectacular jumps at the track’s Mountain. “I do it because its the fastest way I know how to get over there,” Brookes explained simply. “I go as fast as I can and as a result I get air borne.” Here’s video both from trackside and onboard.

“As a bonus its fun and the crowd loves it,” Brookes continued. “I can see why people are scared to jump, it can go bad really easily. I know the years of motocross are an advantage. I know how to jump and not get to out of shape.

“I go through the turns before the jump just like any other. On the up ramp to the jump I use a lot of throttle but more importantly I keep a lot of lean angle even though its going to be leaving the ground. I stay sat down until the take off point where I stand up as the bike takes off.

“I get over the front a little because the acceleration makes the front comes up a bit. If the bike stays to level I may give it a rev in the air to get the front up. I like to land rear wheel first.”

via BikeSportNews and TwoWheelsBlog

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