Tyco Suzuki's Josh Brookes moved to the top of the MCE British Superbike Championship with a brace of podium finishes at Snetterton.

The Australian rider has been ultra-consistent this season, securing six podium finishes from the first eight races.

Brookes narrowly leads the series after the first four rounds on 124 points from reigning champion Tommy Hill (123), with Shane Byrne third on 108.

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The Tyco Suzuki rider and Byrne have eight podium credits apiece with Hill currently on 12.

Brookes battled with Michael Laverty at the head of proceedings in the early stages of race one in blistering hot conditions, but eventually had to settle for third behind Hill and Laverty as his tyre went off during the final laps.

In race two, Brookes benefitted from a number of changes to his GSX-R1000 and although he was settled in third for much of the 16-lap showdown, his second rostrum finish of the day was enough to move him to the pinnacle of the championship.

"The team did a great job this weekend and even though we had a few set-up issues to work around to get the best of the rear Pirelli in the hot conditions, if third is our worst result on days like this I'll be very happy," he said.

"It's more podium credits, which at this stage is nearly more important until we reach the cut-off point, but it's nice for our sponsors to see themselves at the top of the championship table and proves the overall package of the new GSX-R1000 is working really well."