Brookes: We need something special

Josh Brookes admits that both himself and the HM Plant Honda team will need to 'come up with something special' if they are to get on terms with runaway British Superbike Championship leaders Airwaves Yamaha.

Brookes maintained his improved run of form at Snetterton with a pair of third place finishes, but having momentarily led the way in the second race, he was disappointed to be unable to pose a bigger threat to Leon Camier and James Ellison.

With the 2006 and 2007 champions yet to win a race this season, although Brookes was happy to be on the podium once again, he understands that he needs to be striving for victories.

“We are going to have to come up with something special to combat the Yamahas,” he told Radio. “It is good for me and the HM Plant Honda team, but we won't be satisfied until we get a win.

“Race one was close, but Leon cleared off in race two and I made a heap of mistakes, so James got away too. I am happy to be on the podium again, but I am looking for something more now. It is disappointing not to be able to put up the challenge to Leon straight away.”

Brookes, who missed the opening round at Brands Hatch, has moved up to ninth position in the overall standings.

Tagged as: Honda , Yamaha , Snetterton , Camier , Brookes , HM Plant

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Josh Brookes - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Josh Brookes - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
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secret81 - Unregistered

June 23, 2009 1:19 PM

I guess he's not getting the supsended ban now he's hunting a win?! However, for the sake of the championship...keep him riding, ok he got rid of one of the main riders but least he's trying to make up for it on track. For me, get Richards out and bring in Hill for bash. Or better still, get Plater on it, one round and he was wheel perfect.

RC30san - Unregistered

June 24, 2009 7:42 AM

He can't do anymore than apologize for the mess up, get out there and try and win for his team. That's what he's done and trying to do. And when have you ever heard of a racer saying they're happy with 3rd and not winning? Give the kid a break. Good on him for getting out there and having a go. He's a class act and makes BSB more interesting.

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