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Snetterton BSB: Brookes felt victory was within his grasp

'I did feel I was able to have a go at the wins in both races, but the Safety Car coming out seems to upset my rhythm at times and in the second race I made a bit of a mistake' - Josh Brookes
Tyco Suzuki's Josh Brookes feels he was knocked out of his rhythm and denied the chance to challenge for a victory at Snetterton.

Brookes, who travels to Japan today for testing ahead of the legendary Suzuka 8-Hour race at the end of July, twice finished on the rostrum in second and third places.

However, the Aussie reckons an opportunity went begging to claim the top step of the rostrum yesterday.

“I did feel I was able to have a go at the wins in both races, but the Safety Car coming out seems to upset my rhythm at times and in the second race I made a bit of a mistake when the win was possibly within my grasp,” said Brookes.

“I'm now looking forward to testing at Suzuka this week before the 8-Hour at the end of the month, but as soon as I get back my focus will be back to Brands Hatch where we need to get as many podium credits as possible and close the gap on 'Shakey' [Shane Byrne] and Alex [Lowes].”

Brookes is third in the championship standings on 172 points behind Lowes (175) and Shane Byrne (207).



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Tyco Suzuki`s Josh Brookes at Snetterton
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Christian Iddon, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, Shane Byrne, Luke Mossey [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Christian Iddon, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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