Tag: Yamaha

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_url

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I’m pleased to finally be able to announce my position for 2018, sorry its taken so long but it was out of my hands. However I am excited to announce I will be joining the McAMS Yamaha Team in British Superbikes this season. The first test is scheduled for the end of February so i’m looking forward to getting started and seeing you all at the first round.

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This weekend at Oulton Park we went 7-6. I know with the bike on these tracks I can go quicker, I’ve done that before, so I know not to be disheartened that the bike isn’t good enough just yet, but we’ve just got to be patient now and wait for the settings to come.

We’re not a long way from where the pace setters are, it’s a small distance but it’s difficult to find that speed. I’ve just got to stay out of trouble, not crash, just keep chipping away at the points. Then just be patient for the bike to improve.

I’m missing a bit of time on the exit of the turns, as soon as I tap the throttle I’m losing the grip. The bike enters the corners brilliantly, and it holds the line great but as soon as I open the throttle, the back just spins. That’s for the team to work on.

I’m still pleased to be in the running for the showdown, of course, that goes without saying, it’s important, that’s what we’re all here for but obviously the focus at this point isn’t to continue coming fourth, fifth and sixth, the idea is to start winning so we have to keep focused on that.

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Josh Brookes

This weekend I’m in Assen racing the IDM championship with team MGM.  The bike here is quite different to my BSB bike as the rules of this championship mean we can use more electronic assistance but the chassis is more restricted. So I have standard breaks, forks, fuel tank, swing arm, linkage and different tyres too.

I qualified for super pole fastest and then for super pole I chose to use a race tyre as apposed to a qualifying tyre so that I could get more laps in and prepare for the race. I missed pole by just 0.043 seconds, so my consistency and race pace is good enough to win.

IDM team MGM

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