Brookes adds podiums to tally at Oulton

Josh Brookes grabs two podiums from three starts at Oulton Park to consolidate his position in the upper echelons of the standings.
Josh Brookes remains just one point behind Tommy Hill in the MCE British Superbike Championship standings despite being unable to turn in a victory at Oulton Park.

Following his impressive win at Thruxton, Brookes came to Oulton Park optimistic that he could challenge for victory in all three races, but while he was a contender on each occasion, he couldn't translate that into a spot on the top step of the podium.

Nonetheless, two third place finishes and a fourth ensure Brookes has followed Hill and Shane Byrne in establishing a fairly healthy margin over the remainder of the competition after three rounds.

“I'm happy with the podiums this weekend but obviously a little disappointed not to get my first win at Oulton. It was a tough weekend with changeable weather conditions and we've come away with solid points; that's always a bonus.

“We led the championship briefly after race two but we're still within striking distance. We're in the right place and if I can keep racking up podiums and credits then I'll be a in a good position come the cut off.”

The Tyco Suzuki rider is one point behind Hill and four points up on Byrne in the overall standings, while the latter has a 30 point cushion to Stuart Easton in fourth.

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Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes    [Credit David Salisbury]
Josh Brookes - Tyco Suzuki                      [Credit David Salisbury]
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes Tyco Suzuki - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Andy Reid, Tyco BMW, [Credit: TAS Racing]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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TAS MAN - Unregistered

May 09, 2012 8:06 PM

Josh was brilliant at the weekend. He used his head and got the points he needed to stay in the running. He was great to watch and always gives 100 per cent. Hope he comes over to watch the North West 200 this year. Had a good chat with him last year and he was good craic. Good luck to Josh for the rest of the season. Keeper lit !

BSB Fan - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 10:32 PM

Absolutely love watching this guy race! He's a good personality to have in a championship, fast, aggressive, controversial and humorous. Good luck for the rest of the season Brookesy!

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