Josh Brookes believes he can start the crucial Cadwell Park round of the 2011 MCE British Superbike Championship on the right footing after completing laps of the circuit in a private test session.
Fresh from his first victory with the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team at Brands Hatch, Brookes arrives at Cadwell Park eager to book his place in the three-round title shootout.
Currently just 16 points clear of seventh place man Michael Rutter, Brookes is nonetheless confident he can hold his key rivals at bay during the three bank holiday weekend races.
"It was just a track-day so was literally impossible to get clear laps on the circuit apart from during lunchtime, when we had about 15 minutes and I did eight laps out there on my own,” he told the BSB website. “It doesn't seem like much but it was good for us to get some things in place and it gave us some new ideas to work with for next weekend.
“We have made some changes that were quite different from what we have already tried and it was more about the information than the lap times. That will then be beneficial to fix problems we might have in the future and ultimately that should help us before next weekend.
“We played around with the engines and gearing which wasn't perfect for today but we know now what we need for next weekend and we are confident ahead of those three races."