Brookes: New Silverstone 'brilliant'

Josh Brookes, winner of both Superstock races at the Silverstone MotoGP round, can't wait to return to the 'brilliant' new track layout for WSBK and BSB competition.

The Australian was the first ever rider to win on the newly configured track during Saturday's Superstock race, then battled to the front of the field on Sunday to claim a double victory at the circuit's inaugural bike event.

Following his win on Saturday, Brookes watched the start of the MotoGP race from the air, taking in aerial views of the circuit by helicopter.

“It's great; it's spot on, exactly what a proper international circuit should be,” declared the HM Plant Honda rider.

“There were places to overtake on nearly every corner of the circuit because the track is so wide, you can set up two to three corners before and then plan a pass on pretty much any corner on the circuit.

“There are other tracks where there is really only one place to make a move, and when you do it's a really desperate move, whereas here [at Silverstone] it's possible to make a lot more passes. I think it's brilliant.”

Brookes will next race at Silverstone, team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari, as a wild card in the British round of the World Superbike Championship (30 July-1 August) and then again as part of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship on 24-26 September.

“I'm really looking forward to it now that I've had some track time and know what the circuit is like,” said Brookes. “It's something to be excited about because I know I'm coming to a great track.”

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Paddock signs, British MotoGP 2010
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Bonnie Lane]
James Risopli, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Billy McConnell, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Billy McConnell, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, BSB [Credit: Anvil Hire Yamaha]
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LC - Unregistered

June 25, 2010 5:43 AM

Your totally right. Wildcards come down to who is prepared to pay for it. To wildcard at a WSBK round its over 80k US for allocation of tyres etc. its crazy expensive and maybe the other teams couldnt afford it. Please dont start taking it away from Brooksy that he dosnt deserve it, there are heaps of brits at the front to cheer for. It will be Brookes first time with a decnt bike in WSBk class.


June 24, 2010 11:10 PM

Oh and as a PS, why would Seeley ride an HM plant machine when he is contracted to TAS, Brookes rode it because he was subbing for his team mate, to try and take points in the the two British championship rounds that happened to take place on the GP weekend, so hopefully when the young lad Plater comes back, he still has a crack at the title...

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