News 30 Jul 2015

Brookes looks to repeat Thruxton BSB sweep

Aussie carries race-winning form into round seven.

Source: Yamaha Racing.

Source: Yamaha Racing.

Milwaukee Yamaha’s Josh Brookes will enter this weekend’s Thruxton round of the 2015 British Superbike Championship as pre-race favourite coming off a double win at Brands Hatch.

Brookes also did the double at Thruxton last year, a circuit he has fond memories of during his BSB career. And he’s now also equipped with the latest YZF-R1 this year.

“I love going to Thruxton every year,” Brookes explained. “It’s one of those tracks that’s fun, fast and something to look forward to. To come from a track like Brands Hatch where we had a double win, to one like Thruxton has given us confidence already, so hopefully things will continue into this weekend.

“We have had more consistency this season and I think that comes from the bike as that is a big improvement on last year, but equally the team is working better too. There have been many developments made to the bike in the last few races, so I am expecting to have a great battle at the front as it is a circuit I would anticipate to suit the new Yamaha.

“Last year I won at Thruxton with the old model, so now with the new one we expect to be faster. There were more upgrades to try at Brands Hatch but we didn’t have time during the weekend to test them all, so now those parts will be tested at Thruxton this weekend.

“My first BSB win came at Thruxton, my best ever BSB race has been at Thruxton and I got the double there last year, so I expect to be strong again this weekend.”

Alongside Brookes at Milwaukee Yamaha, countryman Broc Parkes will make his Thruxton debut following an early exit from last weekend’s Suzuka 8 Hours.