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How sad, his elder brother Joey died while racing in Estonia a few years back.


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so annoyin... and then martin before this....they wanna get there mechanics checked cos thats the second bike to seize and kill the rider
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Oh fucking crap, not Robert, I've downed jars with him at more than a few meets, he's such a nice bloke. I don't do heroes! but Joey was one guy I held in the very very highest regard, both of them were great people, the family must be gutted, when I lost one of my best childhood friends at the TT also a friend of Joey's, Robert Holden, I left the track and haven't been back.
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Oh fucking crap, not Robert, I've downed jars with him at more than a few meets, he's such a nice bloke. I don't do heroes! but Joey was one guy I held in the very very highest regard, both of them were great people, the family must be gutted, when I lost one of my best childhood friends at the TT also a friend of Joey's, Robert Holden, I left the track and haven't been back.
Did you do the road races or just clubmans?
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Did you do the road races or just clubmans?
Track and Street circuits, started proddie on RD 350's then TZ's then onto the thou's, rode for Yamaha and Harris, SOS on a rotax, Joey called me a' farrrrst Marrrrn' once, I can live with such insults, I wish he was still here to over take me like I was nailed to the ground. And there's no just about clubmans .
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Oh fucking crap, not Robert, I've downed jars with him at more than a few meets, he's such a nice bloke. I don't do heroes! but Joey was one guy I held in the very very highest regard, both of them were great people, the family must be gutted, when I lost one of my best childhood friends at the TT also a friend of Joey's, Robert Holden, I left the track and haven't been back.
Hey vonny, dident know you were into the race bike game. I worked with road and track Porsche in asia and I will agree most of these racers are the nicest people you can meet. They have a zest for life, but without that risk there is no zest. Sorry you guys lost a friend.

PS that should have read Porsche cars, ive never been in the bike game.

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We all lose friends, it's sad, but thats two boys from the same family the same way, that's heart breaking, Joey had 5 kids. , as you can see Joey was well loved by many people, as was Robert.
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We all lose friends, it's sad, but thats two boys from the same family the same way, that's heart breaking, Joey had 5 kids. , as you can see Joey was well loved by many people, as was Robert.
TRUE... IM JUST DOIN TRACK DAYS THESE YEAR THEN HOPEFULLY CLUBMANS NEXT YEAR!! DO YA KNOW DAMIEN MULLEADY? THINK THE NW200 STILL GOIN AHEAD
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Yes tough on the family but Joey was by far the better man.

I only met Joey the once, when collecting a bike for some local event.

Absolutely straight unassuming man, he told me not to worry if I dropped the bike, "sure just pick her up again", this of some shiney very expensive bike he had been presented with.

I am not interested in bikes
( being "cured" of any notions by a wee pillion run on the back of a 250/350? LC Yamaha while about 12, the pilot being about 14) that bugger never hurt himself, though he did do time for the attempted armed robbery of the local pub.The mask did not do a lot of good, och its you Ivan.

Nearly bought a house off Robert though, thon big barracks of a place near Balnamore, so I met him once as well.


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