Josh Brookes leads title chase for Tyco Suzuki

'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' - Josh Brookes
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.

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.”

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Tas Man - Unregistered

May 28, 2012 7:00 PM

@ Pcxmac . I totally agree with you comment. You could see from Josh's racing style that he was not to happy with the tyre set up . His tyres were destroyed at the end of both races , but two podiums places was a solid result even though Josh didn't look to happy. I am sure Hector and Philip will be happy enough. He could be glad of the points come the end of the season. He's having better luck than Alistair at the moment with the big crash at the weekend. If it's wet at Knockhill it will suit the Wee Wizard better!

gg - Unregistered

June 03, 2012 12:27 AM

Brookes deserves the points, he has always been consistant and fair. he rides all bike sizes like he rode the 125s. All the best Brookesy.

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