News 28 Sep 2017

Championship desire at an all-time high for Brookes

Race wins a must to close points gap on BSB leader Haslam.

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Australian international Josh Brookes’ desire to capture the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship (BSB) is at an all-time high as the series heads into it’s penultimate round this weekend in Assen, The Netherlands.

The Anvil Hire Yamaha rider, a former champion of the division, currently sits second in the standings, 22 points behind series leader Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) as just two rounds remain.

“I want to win it,” Brookes exclaimed. “I want to do the best job I can and I hope the team can work perfectly together and make the results that we need, so we can at least feel satisfied that we gave it our best.”

“At the last round, I felt I gave it all I could, but the results didn’t reflect what we were all capable of. But looking forward, if we do everything the best we can, and I’m riding as good as I can, then we should be winning races.

“I can’t control the points gap to me and Leon, I can only control what I do. Of course, I want to make a great weekend, if I’m winning races that will make it special and memorable. The focus for me is to try and conduct myself the best way I can, ride every session as strong as I can to give the team the best feedback so we can improve the bike if it needs it.”

Brookes is coming off a podium finish at the previous round in Oulton Park, which marked the first round of the championship Showdown.