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Old 08-04-2008, 12:21 PM   #21
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Truely sad.

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Really hard to watch!

RIP Craig. Goodspeed brotha man!
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rip jonsey. such an awesome career so far. he def gave rea and pitt a run for their money. be with you
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Wow, that's terrible news... I noticed how the World Superbike race wasn't showed yesterday on Speed. Instead they showed the Brno round and I knew something wasn't good. Then to come on here and see this, wow!!

It's a real shame for his family and the motorcycling community. He really had tons of talent and seemed to be a real nice guy from all of his post-race interviews.
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Wow, that's terrible news... I noticed how the World Superbike race wasn't showed yesterday on Speed. Instead they showed the Brno round and I knew something wasn't good. Then to come on here and see this, wow!!
+1, I was wondering why they replayed Brno.

Jonesy was a dynamic rider and competitor, terrible loss!

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I'm not generally a huge fan of Tony Carter but I think this moving tribute is worth sharing.

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Eurosport's World and British Superbikes presenter Tony Carter pays tribute to Craig Jones who died after a crash at Brands Hatch on Sunday
THE NEWS Craig Jones had succumbed to his severe head injuries and died in the early hours of Monday morning was as horrible to hear then as it is still, several hours later, to write about.
Analysing the cause or mechanics of the crash at Clark Curve that injured Craig so heavily is a pointless exercise. The overriding and abiding memory that I have of the World Supersport race is one of the 23-year-old racing at his absolute best, giving the world a virtuoso performance in getting the most from a machine that wasn't quite as quick or sorted as he made it seem.

Craig was on blistering form. We've seen him sliding the Parkalgar Honda around all year long, but up until the point where his rear tyre broke away for the final time, the Brands Hatch race was without doubt his best of the year. Given what he was on, who he was up against and how he was performing I'd say it the probably one of the best rides of his career too.

The rival Hondas that Craig had split were the Ten Kate Hannspree pairing of Jonesy's good friends Jonathan Rea and Andrew Pitt. The Ten Kate motorcycles were faster than Craig's, but he wouldn't back down for an instant.

All three of them were riding well, it was a great example of what they do. Professional riders getting the most from their bikes, dancing around the edges of grip and physics at speeds which few of us can barely contemplate.

It was a typically fabulous case of Jonesy wringing the neck of the bike and doing things with it that made us smile and gasp in equal measure. Wonderful to watch and a privilege to witness.

Jonesy just didn't know how to roll the throttle off and admit defeat. He would absolutely, typically, brilliantly give it everything he had.

He was a great guy on and off the track. When we were at a circuit Jonesy was focussed like you couldn't believe. He'd always be approachable and chatty but there was a steely determination behind everything he did in the build-up to the races. He was ready for work, he was anxious for work. His work was getting the best out of whatever motorcycle was underneath him.

Occasionally Jonesy would come into the office with good mate Cal Crutchlow for a natter and catch-up, and when they did I had the devil's own job keeping them on a single train of thought for anything more than a couple of minutes. Together they were like a pair of five year olds, anything bright or shiny could distract them away from a chat only for them to reappear all excited with some gossip they'd forgotten to pass on a minute or two earlier. Cal was always trying to get Jonesy to stop chatting because he wanted to go and play golf, Jonesy would pick things up from my desk and try to solve them (if it was a Rubik's cube type of puzzle or something similar) or repair a gadget that had been broken for months.

Both as a pair and individually, they were a great dose of life at its unblemished best and always left everyone with a smile on their face. Trying to get Craig and Cal to sit down and concentrate away from the track was a gloriously funny waste of time. It was like herding cats.

Craig was a complete gentleman when out socialising too. Whether at a mate's barbecue, a 50th birthday party in an intimate Thai restaurant or a more formal lavish wedding full of suits, hats and feather-clad dancing girls Craig was always in the middle of the party loving life and the occasion - and more often than not would find himself the centre of a smiling throng of people equally determined to have a good time, too.

As much as we don't like the fact, it is true that crashing is a part of racing. If you go round and round on a track for long enough you will fall off the bike - that's a simple part of the competitive world of two wheels.

Craig, like every single racer you watch on a Sunday afternoon, had fallen off a motorcycle enough times in his career to thoroughly know and accept the risks. I don't want this to sound like a reason for accepting what has happened, but I do want to make the point that every person who puts a helmet on and heads out to battle on track does so absolutely wide awake to what can happen.

They are grown ups and love motorcycle racing. They are the modern gladiators who face up to the risk but do what they do because of the sheer exhilaration that only racing motorcycles can bring, and every single one of them should be applauded loudly for that.

In a world where the PC and Health & Safety regimes have gone quite mad ruling over us all with a rod of bubble-wrapped iron and approved safety goggles, motorcycle racing is the last true arena for the bravest to do what they do and as such, every single one of them enjoys racing above almost everything else.

Craig Jones was on the cusp of an incredibly special time in his career and looked like going all the way to a World title in the very near future.

All the paddock will sorely miss Jonesy's infectious laughter, intelligence and skill. Sitting here in the cold light of the day though the outcome of the crash seems even more like a pointless loss of not only life, but sublime natural talent too.

Goodbye mate.
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Very well written piece, it was nice to be able to read something like that from someone who apparently knew Jones pretty well.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:46 PM   #31
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sad looked like he was havn fun...
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:29 PM   #32
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Craig Jones' parents and girlfriend pay tribute to the fallen World Supersport rider. Fellow British motorcycling stars James Toseland and Tommy Hill were at his bedside.

Craig Jones' parents and girlfriend have paid tribute to the World Supersport star, who died in a high-speed accident at Brands Hatch on Sunday.

"Craig fought his utmost - like he always has done - but this was one battle he just couldn't win," Craig's father, Steve Jones, told the Northwich Guardian.

The 23-year-old was battling for his first World Supersport victory in his home event when he lost the rear of his Parkalgar Honda as he accelerated through the fast right-hand turn that leads onto the home straight.

Third placed Andrew Pitt was unable to avoid the fallen rider, who was flown by air ambulance to Royal London Hospital suffering from a serious head injury. Jones died shortly after midnight with his family and friends by his side.

Jones was runner-up in the 2005 British Supersport Championship, rode for Foggy Petronas in the 2006 World Superbike Championship and had taken seven podium finishes since switching to the World Supersport series at the start of 2007.

"He was beyond repair," said Steve of Craig's condition after the accident.

"Craig was a fit lad and he didn't want to give in - now was not his time to go.

"But that's the character of my boy - he was young, strong and brave."

Speaking to the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, Steve added:

"We keep thinking he's going to walk through the door, or there will be a phone call saying it's a mistake. But it isn't.

"For his mum, she always worried about the dark side of the sport. I never did. You think it will never happen to you.

"At three, his mum bought him a PW50 Yamaha motorcross bike, and we played around the fields that backed onto the house.

"I took him to race meetings, because I used to do grass track racing myself. But it wasn't for him and I never pushed him.

"Then in 1995, he went on to race mini motos, and that was it - he was hooked.

"At seven years old, he could ride a Yamaha like a speedway rider.

"I knew he had something about him, and he wanted to win at everything he did."

Mum Yvonne confirmed that she 'hated him racing' due to the dangers, but took comfort from the fact that Craig fully understood the risks involved and loved the sport.

"I hated him racing... But he said to me, 'Mum, you might as well cut off my arms and legs if you say I can't race'.

"It was what he loved. He died doing what he loved best. We do take comfort from that.

"He told me, 'If I die racing, I will die happy'."

Craig also leaves a girlfriend of five years, Karen Atkins.

"He was charming, witty and fantastic," she told the 'paper. "He was everything to me. He was my world."

Karen revealed that double World Superbike champion James Toseland, racing in MotoGP this year, had rushed from a gig with his band in Leicester to be by Craig's bedside at the Royal London Hospital. Another British motorcycling star, Craig's best friend Tommy Hill, was already present.

"As I opened the curtains, James came through the door, and I said, 'Your hero is here, Craig'," she recalled.

"I'm sure that was the moment he went. He heard my voice and knew James and his family and best friend, Tommy Hill, were there."

Steve explained: "Someone mentioned to James Toseland if he had heard what had happened to Jonesy, and he put his mic down and rushed from the gig straight to the hospital."

Steve also wanted to thank everybody who had passed on their best wishes to the family.

"We've been overwhelmed," he said. "And I just want to thank every single person who has tried to contact us."

Craig leaves two sisters, Cassie (20) and Kirsty (29), and a niece Libby (18 months).
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that was hard to read.

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So sad! especially after watching that race, so talented, so young!
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A corner on the new Parkalgar circuit in Portugal to be named after the late Craig Jones

The memory of the late Craig Jones is set to live on at the new Parkalgar circuit in Portugal after it was confirmed a corner will be named after him and a memorial will be erected in his honour.

Jones rode for the Parkalgar Honda World Supersport team until his tragic death in competition at Brands Hatch last weekend.

As such, the team's title sponsor Parkalgar, which has also overseen the building of the new state of the art circuit in Portimao, Portugal, will pay tribute to Craig by naming one of the most demanding corners on the circuit after him.

Furthermore, a memorial will be erected for visitors to come and pay respects to the fallen rider. The unveiling will be carried out by Craig's family when the circuit plays host to the final round of the World Superbike and Supersport Championship.

“Parkalgar, the new motor circuit in Portugal that owns the Parkalgar Honda team that Craig raced for, has announced two long-lasting tributes to its rider. It will name the most technical and difficult corner on the track after Craig in recognition of his talent and skill.

“It will also be erecting a memorial to him at the circuit so that all visitors can pay their respects. The full unveiling will take place with Craig's family at the final round of World Superbikes at the circuit in November.”

Also, a tribute to Craig is being planned for the upcoming European round of the World Superbike and Supersport Championship at Donington Park next month. More details will be announced closer to the date.
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