After confirming his place in the 2018 Showdown at last weeks Silverstone Round, Josh Brookes currently sits 3rd in the standings.
This weekend sees the first of the ‘Showdown’ rounds kick off at Oulton Park.
“We need to go into these races, as a team, making no mistakes, no DNFs and of course the most obvious one is win some races. I know what it takes, I’ve been here before many times. I’ve won a championship. I know what’s involved. We’ve just got to put that knowledge into practice.”
Josh Brookes will be back to ride the Classic TT this year with the Wiz Norton Racing Team. Returning for a second year, alongside Richard Wilson to ride the WRS 588 Norton Rotary based on the JPS works Motorcycle produced for racing in 1989-1994.
‘‘I’m looking forward to being back at The Classic. I enjoy riding the bike because the rotary engine is something i’ve had a keen interest in for years. Even the noise of it is unique and it seems to always have a big following of the fans. My goal this year is to match the 123.3mph lap time of Steve Hislop in 1992 when he won one of the memorable TT races of all time.”
Josh will race the Classic Superbike Race on UK Bank holiday Monday 27th August.
It’s fantastic to get the double for Yamaha on the R1’s 20th anniversary.
I said I would shave off my mustache if I won both races at Brands Hatch. I’m a man of my word and as ive done the double I would like to see a charity to be the beneficiary of all its attention. I think it’s most fitting if I pick the well known Movember Charity who are tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention in men. If you would like to watch the shave off you can do so on my Facebook page or to donate, you can do so here… https://www.facebook.com/donate/234520637168757/?fundraiser_source=external_urlRead More
Josh Brookes enjoyed yet another productive outing at the Isle of Man TT and, in his fourth year at the event, he set a new personal best lap of 131.745mph on his way to a best ever finish of fifth in the Senior.
Not only was this the best ever lap by a Norton, it was also the best ever lap by an Australian.
“It’s been a really good week but I’ve took things at a slower pace and done it my way because that’s how I feel most comfortable but I’d like to have been quicker to be fair. I know I can be quicker and there’s more time out there. On what I’ve done, I’m happy with how I played out the week, I haven’t taken any risks more than what’s naturally associated. To do a 131.7mph lap is a step better than last year although if have known before the week we were going to have this much track time and this much good weather, I would have thought the progression of the bike would have been stronger. It has improved as last year I was at my absolute max to do a 130.9 and this year, I felt like I rode in a similar fashion to do a 131.7. Things have moved on, how much of that is in the bike and how much of that is in me, we’ll never know. I’m pleased though, it’s the fastest Norton lap, it’s my fastest ever lap and although fifth in the Senior isn’t anything to turn your head at, it’s a good result. I finished one place behind Michael Dunlop and he’s probably the best rider here currently across all the classes. To be in that sort of company, I’m proud of what I’ve done and it scares the shit out of me so I can’t expect to do any more than what we’ve done.”