News 6 Aug 2019

Double podium for Brookes at Thruxton BSB

Ducati pilot earns fifth race win of the season at round seven.

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Be Wiser Ducati’s Josh Brookes earned a stellar double podium at Thruxton’s seventh round of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) last weekend, picking up his fifth race win of the season.

Brookes returned to the winners circle in race two after scoring third in the opening encounter, setting him up to qualify for the upcoming Showdown.

“Tyre conservation is on your mind all weekend here at Thruxton so with the second race going from 20 laps to 13 laps and then down to eight laps, I could ride exactly how I wanted to and just went full speed as the tyre was always going to last eight laps,” Brookes explained.

“I just got my head down and went for it and whilst it may not have been as close as the first race, I enjoyed it a lot more. The field is so level now, every race is tough but Pirelli have done a great job with the tyres and they’re a little bit easier to manage around here now and although I still wanted more from myself, I was happy with the first race podium.

“I got pushed around a bit too much on track and needed to find a little bit more confidence, so the second race win has given me exactly what I needed and it’s great to be back on the top step.”

Fellow Australian Jason O’Halloran (McAms Yamaha) experienced a strong weekend, recording a pair of fourth place finishes across the two races. BSB now heads to Cadwell Park on 16-18 August.