Brookes: I am really positive about 2010

Josh Brookes excited to be coming back to the British Superbike Championship in 2010 with HM Plant Honda.
Josh Brookes has said that he is 'ready to take steps forward' in 2010, following confirmation this week that he has inked a second-year deal with HM Plant Honda to join forces with former champion Ryuichi Kiyonari.

Brookes, who raced on the global stage for three years before switching to the British Superbike Championship in 2009, eventually finished the season fourth in the overall standings.

His maiden campaign though was fraught with controversy, including a suspension for his part in an accident at Mallory Park. Despite this however, the Australian still managed to establish himself as a regular front runner and he will now go into 2010 searching for a debut victory.

"I am definitely excited about coming back and I now know the whole process so there won't be any of the issues I had at the start of this season," Brookes told the official BSB website.

"I come back for my second season knowing the tracks, knowing the competition and having more of an idea of what to expect, whereas last year was my first season so it was all unknown.

"I have an advantage now as I am back home in Australia training hard and keeping myself sharp; I have been motocrossing and that speed and focus translates to road racing so I am feeling strong.

"I am feeling really positive about 2010 and ready to take steps forward with the HM Plant Honda team next year as soon as we start testing."

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Josh Brookes - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Joshua Brookes - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Josh Brookes - HM Plant Honda [pic credit: Cliver Challinor]

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cartman57 - Unregistered

December 23, 2009 4:11 PM

He was not a fault, If any bike shakes it head the pots will go back and the next time the brake is hit there will be no brake for a pump or two. Josh's ride's at Thruxton was some of the best riding i seen all year from any rider in the UK. Remember this was a guy who never seen any off these tracks before, I think he made a good job off his first season in the UK.

Brad has no idea - Unregistered

December 25, 2009 8:56 AM

Epic fail post Brad! Riders are allowed to go at whatever speed they like on the sighting lap, its not usually a problem unless the brakes FAIL. If it hadn't been the sighting lap it could just as easily have occurred on the warm up lap or at the first turn of the race. Not Josh's fault either way. And Brookes wasn't trying to overtake 5 or 6 riders at Mallory you ignoramus. He was trying to overtake one rider, overcooked it and hit Andrews before your 5 or 6 riders fell off in the aftermath of debris and fluid. Grow a brain.

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