BSB » Brookes on top after Showdown opener


'I was always going to try and make the pass [on Shane Byrne], I just didn't expect it to come down to the final chicane, but it was a good weekend and thanks to the whole team for the effort' - Shane Byrne

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The Sandbag - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 7:34 PM

Josh and Shakey showed their real class this weekend. They are a class above anyone else in BSB. Thought Lowes did well to keep with them. Be great to see Josh win the championship and especially on the mighty GSXR.

LC - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 12:46 AM

As an Aussie fan I am perplexed why he would agree to another year with Tyco other than earning big money. I think Brookes would have to be an attractive option for many WSBK teams. He knows the tracks, he is super quick and surely just needs a great bike to be a good addition. I wonder if he will ever go back, winning the BSB would have to put him at the peak of his powers you would think to negotiate with a good team?

LC - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 12:46 AM

As an Aussie fan I am perplexed why he would agree to another year with Tyco other than earning big money. I think Brookes would have to be an attractive option for many WSBK teams. He knows the tracks, he is super quick and surely just needs a great bike to be a good addition. I wonder if he will ever go back, winning the BSB would have to put him at the peak of his powers you would think to negotiate with a good team?

james - Unregistered

September 25, 2012 6:14 AM

I agree with above as he would be the best bet for any WSBK or even MOTOGP team. Many rate Josh more than the likes of Crutchlow for example.
Hard to believe that ANY WSBK team would consider anyone else other than maube Shakey. The current ones are hardly setting the world on fire apart from Sykes. Josh is a top class act

WylieCoyote

September 25, 2012 4:53 PM

The very bad showing he made on the undeveloped Suzuki at the WSBK at Philip Island at the beginning of the year made him a lot less attractive to the big teams. Considering the Aussie Spec Suzukis were lapping quicker than the WSBK nails it was obviously a bike issue but that didn't stop the accusations of him being less than world class. The fact is you put him on a proper Grand Prix circuit with a half decent bike and he is as good as any current Superbike riders. He can be a bit dodgy on the smaller and narrower tracks in BSB but still gets good results. If he changed his name to Joshua Brookopolis he would get a works bike in WSBK in no time.

Tas man - Unregistered

September 26, 2012 10:43 PM

Hector and Philip must be proud of the way Josh is riding the GSXR . Josh and Shakey were the class act at the weekend, brilliant to watch! Josh is on his game and I wish him all the best in the next few rounds. Alistair Seeley will be out the door at the end of the season.let us all face it , he just can't ride the big bike ! He made big promises this year and his last few results were embarrassing . Brooke's and Jacobson has showed what it is to want a contract. I feel Alistair needs to go back to the 600 or move on . He can never blame the quality of the TAS machinery this year. Josh has proved that. .

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