News 24 Sep 2010

BSB: Brookes confident he can bounce back at Silverstone

Aussie Josh Brookes hopes to return to form at Silverstone this weekend.

Aussie Josh Brookes hopes to return to form at Silverstone this weekend.

Australian Josh Brookes is confident he can return to the podium at this weekend’s Silverstone round of the British Superbike Championship.

Brookes enters the penultimate round of the 2010 series – featuring the three-round winner takes all Showdown to cap off the season – in fourth position overall, hopeful that recent experience on the new Silverstone during the World Superbike round as a wildcard will help him return to form.

“I have put the Croft weekend behind me now and all I am thinking about is Silverstone,” the 27-year-old commented.

“If you look back to Brands Hatch we had a bad weekend there and then we bounced back with a good weekend at Cadwell Park with a win and a second place, so Silverstone will be the round to recover what we lost at the last one.

“We have the information and the knowledge from when we raced at the World Superbike Championship round there so we will have to wait and see how we can use that to our advantage. I know in my mind that I want to win and put the HM Plant Honda back at the front.”

Brookes currently trails Suzuki’s series leader Tommy Hill by 28 points heading into Silverstone, forcing him to fight for victory this weekend if he is to stand a chance to take out the crown at next month’s Oulton Park season finale.