Josh Brookes says he wants to continue racing in the British Superbike Championship next season in an effort to lift the title after being forced to settle for second overall behind his HM Plant Honda team-mate.
Brookes came into the season as a strong title favourite, but while he was consistently among the front runners throughout the year, the Australian never broke away in the fight for the championship.
Holding second position heading into the final three races, while Brookes would get the better of Tommy Hill – whom he trailed heading to Oulton Park – he would also be surpassed by Kiyonari as he swept to a third title victory.
With this in mind, Brookes says he is disappointed not to have wrapped up the crown at the second time of asking, though he is planning to make it third time lucky in 2011.
"The start of the second race was not great for me but I was making progress, then Tommy went down and then Michael went out in front of me and it was crazy as I was on the grass and doing all I could just to keep going.
“The red flag came out and we changed the tyre but we had a chatter problem and I was doing everything I could but it just wasn't enough as I was struggling. It was so frustrating when Stuart Easton went past me but it was points that mattered.
"In race two I didn't get a good start and I think I clipped the kerb going into the first corner. Then it all was pretty mad and I dropped down the pack. We had made a slight change from the first race and it meant that I had the confidence to really push it.
“I was catching Kiyo but I just couldn't get that final bit, but it was a good race to finish the year with a podium, but I really wanted the championship win. I suppose it is something to come back for next season!"