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SaveBracksy-Petition.....


This petition has been created to give support to Mark Bracks. Dorna has sacked Mark Bracks from his position as the pit lane reporter on their MotoGP telecasts. We would like to see Mark Bracks continue as the pit lane reporter for MotoGP telecasts in 2008 , if you agree please sign this petition via the above link.

{added 14/2/2008)} This is the reply from Bracksy....

http://www.bikeme.tv/Forums/ForumsMain/tabid/163/forumid/36/postid/130457/scope/posts/Default.aspx
I'll keep this short as i don't want to dribble on too much but, first up, thanks to every one of you for the amazing show of support expressed through this website following the news of my departure from Dorna and the position I've held for the past two years. To say I'm humbled, surprised and overwhelmed is an understatement. I am also honoured, gobsmacked and stunned that so many people feel the way they do in setting up these threads, petitions and other courses of action you are all undertaking. I didn’t think my news would rate very high but how wrong could’ve I been.

A huge dose of gratitude to 2stoke who - from what I can gather - initiated all this. Sorry if I missed out mentioning any of the other major flag-bearers but I'm sure you will let me know any error of my ways!

I haven’t been online for the past couple of days due to dial up troubles with weather, blackouts and whatnot but I have been shaking my head in disbelief at the reaction my news has created.

If anyone is looking for some gossip I’m not going to air any laundry in public, as I’ve found that no matter what you say things have a way of heading in their own direction depending on who is steering it. I don’t like burning bridges and hopefully I will be back in the paddock after an enforced sabbatical

The concern and feeling from the paddock reflect what has been happening here and I know that my work, my reputation and respect I have built up during my time with the circus has nothing to do with where I find myself at the moment. It was hit home on my recent visit to the Island for the GP testing with the on-going questions and concern of those I encountered .

Obviously I’m looking for work both here and overseas but unfortunately, due to finding our very late in proceeedings that my services were definitely not required for 2008 and beyond, all the paddock jobs are done and dusted

I’ll be working at the Island during the Supers in my usual role of stalking pit lane so if you see me around don’t be scared to say ‘hi’ and introduce yourself.

You don't know how much I appreciate all the effort that is being put in and knowing I have this kind of support can bring a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye.

Wherever this leads thanks for taking me there and we’ll see where we end up!

Cheers and a few beers

Bracksy

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