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.”
It wasn’t a win today but it almost feels like it. Every point to me is extremely valuable. I’m of the opinion the team and I are going s good job but 5-2 leaves me somewhat unsatisfied. Heading to the final in 2nd position, 3 races to go ‘Must try harder’ to quote Kiyo.
This weekend was the start of the showdown at Oulton Park. A positive weekend, topping the time sheets, qualifying on the front row and finishing on the podium but I need to win races at Assen, that’s all there is to it. If we’re going to win the championship this year the bike has to be right, I have to ride it perfectly every time out, and we have to have a 100% satisfying weekend. That’s what we’ve got to focus on trying to achieve. You try and achieve that every weekend, but that’s clearly what needs to happen for us to have a chance.
We head to Assen 2nd in the Championship.