News 6 Sep 2017

'Business as usual' for Brookes as BSB heads to Silverstone

Anvil Hire Yamaha rider maintaining same attitude this weekend.

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Australian international Josh Brookes believes it’s business as usual as the 2017 MCE British Superbike (BSB) Championship heads to Silverstone this weekend for the ninth round of the series.

This weekend’s stop will serve as a triple-header, indicating an important round of the championship as it dives into the business end.

Brookes is maintaining the same attitude he’s carried all year long, stating there’s no additional pressure on him as he endeavours to climb through the standings.

“Silverstone is a good circuit, I look forward to going there,” said Brookes. “It’s no different to any other round at this stage, it’s business as usual, and not in a secure manner. Nobody is completely secure, but being fifth in the championship it is just job as usual for me. I just have to go and get the results and head towards the championship decider.

“I don’t feel like there is any pressure put on me, I only put pressure on myself. The only pressure in our team should be in the tyres! The job has always been to win races, even from the first round of the year the idea and the expectation is to win races. That’s what we aim to achieve, and that’s how you win a championship.

“Any round is the same for me, I’m going to try and achieve my best and you can only ride around at the speed that’s the best of your ability with the best of the bike that you have at your disposal. The best you can do on the bike is going to be the same regardless of how you think about it. I’ll just have to do what I can.”

The Anvil Hire Yamaha rider currently sits fifth in the championship standings as four rounds remain in the 12-stop series.