Brookes looks to bounce back at Snetterton


Josh Brookes - Snetterton
Josh Brookes looks to bounce back in Norfolk this weekend (Credit:Bonnie Lane Photographics)

Josh Brookes is looking to find improvements on his Yamaha machine this weekend and challenge for victories at Snetterton.

Brookes crashed out of proceedings whilst battling for fifth place in race one of the weekend in Scotland, before bouncing back to claim the fifth spot in race two.

The team head down to Norfolk following a one-day test at Cadwell Park and is looking to continue his impressive form at Snetterton.

The Australian has picked up string of podiums and victories around the fast-flowing circuit and is looking to get things off to a good start on Friday morning.

Brookes said: “I look forward to every round, some tracks I’m glad to get them out of the way and Snetterton is a better circuit so hopefully we can look forward to some good racing.

“I think Friday is very important, just like every weekend, I’ve got to go out and do my thing, give the feedback and wait for the changes to come that will improve the settings. When the bike is right, I’ll win, there no doubt in my mind that’s not going to happen, for me I’ve just got to be patient, do the best I can and get the weekend off to a good start.”

Brookes currently holds the final Showdown spot in the championship standings, but he now only has a four-point advantage over seventh place man Peter Hickman.

There is a reasonable gap between himself and the top two riders in the title race but Brookes feels that he isn’t too far away from victory.

He said:  “There is still quite a long way to go I feel, but the margins are small, racing is always in small margins. It’s a very small margin, but we’ll continue to work hard.

“Snetterton gives the rider time and opportunities to find areas of the track to outdo your opposition, there is plenty of time to show my class, but the track is a just track, it’s the bikes that are interesting to me.”

Qualifying for round five of the BSB series is scheduled to take place at 16:02 on Saturday afternoon, with the races due to take place at 13:30 and 16:30 respectively.