News 4 Aug 2011

Brookes looking to break through for first win with Suzuki at Brands

Aussie Josh Brookes is looking to take the top step of the podium at Brands Hatch.

Aussie Josh Brookes is looking to take the top step of the podium at Brands Hatch.

The Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing team is preparing itself for a busy weekend at Brands Hatch this weekend with a BSB triple-header on the cards for Josh Brookes.

The Australian currently holds sixth place in the championship standings and coming off the back of consecutive podiums, he will be searching for that elusive first win of the season.

“I want to be getting more podiums this weekend, but ideally I’d like a race win, or two or even three!” Brookes commented. “With Hopper going really strong on the world scene we’ve got to try and beat him now and the rest will look after itself.

“As much as I was jealous to see him out there, it shows we have a good motorbike in the Suzuki GSX-R1000 and it actually gave me encouragement, showing we are racing in a very strong championship in BSB.”

Team manager Philip Neill is also looking forward to seeing the team progress in upcoming rounds.

“We are all looking forward to Brands and the triple header,” Neill said. “The next two meetings will be pivotal in the BSB Championship with another three races at Cadwell Park to decide to Shootout places at the end of August.

“It will be very interesting next weekend as we practice on Friday on the short track then race on the full track on Saturday, obviously after the qualifying sessions. It’s going to be a very busy day for everyone.

“The championship cannot be won this coming weekend but it can certainly be lost, so we intend going in with a game plan to strengthen our position in the top six.”

Brookes currently is in line for a position in the Showdown, still fighting for his first win of the season since joining Suzuki in 2011.