Brookes frustrated with Donington flop

Josh Brookes is disappointed to have managed just a fifth and sixth place finish at Donington Park.
Josh Brookes says he is mystified as to why he could only manage a fifth and sixth place finish at Donington Park, insisting he 'rode his backside off'.

Having made it through to the title showdown with the fifth-highest tally of points, Brookes was looking take advantage of the more equal footing, but struggled to get on terms with Tommy Hill, Michael Laverty, Shane Byrne and John Hopkins.

Ending the weekend sixth in the first race and fifth in the second, Brookes is now turning his attentions to the second of three showdown rounds at Silverstone.

“There's not a lot to say really," the Relentless by TAS Suzuki said. "I rode my backside off this weekend for fifth and sixth places. Everyone congratulated me at Brands when I won there, but that was easy.

"This weekend we rode really hard and got nothing for it. It just didn't come good for us. All we can do now is prepare well for Silverstone.”

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Josh Brookes - Relentless Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes - Relentless Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes - Relentless Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Sparky62 - Unregistered

September 12, 2011 8:18 PM

More anti Brookes rubbish and accusations of lack of talent. If a "talentless" Aussie can get No 2 on his bike, what does that say about his "British" opposition? No 4 after his shortened first year? If Hopkins wins this year that will be 5 out of the last 7 BSB championships won by "foreign" riders who struggled to win anything else. 2000 produced the last champion who won anything major outside of the BSB.

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