Published on 31 Aug 2010 by Toni M.
Cadwell Park offers some mighty fine racing and The Mountain is the most famous part of the English track and is also the most spectacular and challenging as this video of BSB rider Josh Brookes taking his HM Plant Honda over the jump can testify.
While some riders ride over the Mountain, Brookes prefers to jump it:
“Simple, I do it because its the fastest way I know how to get over there. I go as fast as I can and as a result I get air borne. As a bonus its fun and the crowd loves it. 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.”
Source | bikesportnews.com