Brands Hatch BSB: Brookes: It’s driving me nuts!

“Jumping over to ride the roads and the TT on Metzeler tyres, and going to Suzuka on different tyres again. As much as it is so different to short circuit racing in British championship, there are elements that I can use from those experiences, especially Japan, that make me eager to see if I can put them into practice and possibly benefit my British championship campaign.

“It may mean a tenth; it may mean two-tenths or it may mean nothing at all, but I want to get on track and see if I can implement them. On top of that our bike is improving as we have seen at Snetterton. Stewart [Johnstone] and the team have made good improvements with the bike. It's marginal gain, as you are not going to find massive horsepower, as like all the top teams, we are almost working at the limits of the motorbike at this level – so any improvements are going to be small, but the GSX-R1000 Superbike is working well.

“It certainly was noticeable at Snetterton, and Brands is another big circuit where power could come into play. The opening round of the year is at Brands. I don't enjoy the Indy circuit, but it will be interesting to see going to the GP circuit and with the development we have made, how much things have changed.”

Despite this weekend being the mid-way point of the season, Josh is already looking ahead to the Showdown.

“With Brands being the final round of the year, this is a bit of a dress rehearsal for October, as it did come down to the last race there last year. Even though we are only at the middle part of the season, things do tend to hinge on this track, so it's another crucial part of the jigsaw.”

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