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Brookes disappointed with Donington outcome
9 September 2013
Tyco Suzuki's Josh Brookes was left to reflect on a disappointing weekend at Donington Park, where the Australian star was unable to battle for the podium places.
Brookes finished fourth and fifth in the MCE British Superbike races and afterwards admitted it had been a frustrating weekend for the Northern Ireland team.
He still holds third place in the championship, but is now 17 points behind Shane Byrne at the top of the standings as the series enters the three-round Showdown phase.
“Well I'm pretty disappointed with the results. This time last year my lap times were good enough to win both races and I went faster this weekend and didn't get much for mine or the team's efforts,” said Brookes.
“We just didn't get the best out of the bike today, but it's disappointing, as I've probably ridden as hard, or harder than I have in the past to win races and we get fourth and fifth.
“I was pushing the front way past where I should have been and got away with it, yet at Cadwell, I was doing the opposite and crashed,” he added.
“I know the team is working as hard as they can and if we look at the bigger picture, it's not that bad, but it has been frustrating for everyone today.”