Josh Brookes confirms Lightweight TT assault with IEG/KMR Kawasaki

by Emily Macbeth

Seasoned British Superbike rider Josh Brookes has confirmed he will taking on the Bennetts Lightweight TT with Ryan Farquhar’s IEG/KMR Kawasaki team.

The Australian will already be contesting the TT on the Norton SG6 alongside fellow Aussie David Johnson. Brookes certainly isn’t new to the circuit, as he earned the fastest newcomer title in 2013 and finished in an impressive seventh in the highly competitive Senior TT in 2015.

Brookes will be replacing Hudson Kennaugh who has withdrawn from the TT, and will be racing alongside team-mates Michael Rutter, Danny Webb, Lee Johnston and Peter Hickman. The KMR Kawasaki team is looking to be packed with talent, and one that Farquhar will be proud of. Rutter has already proved its worth at the Northwest 200, taking it to 1st and 2nd place finishes.

“When Hudson withdrew from the North West 200 and TT, my immediate focus was on the North West and Michael did an absolutely brilliant job to take a race win after stepping in at the last minute,” said Farquhar.

“He’d already agreed to ride the Paton at the TT though so wasn’t available but having had tentative talks with Josh over the winter, I’m now delighted to welcome him on board. Having a ride of that pedigree riding for KMR is a terrific coup and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

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