Fan favourite Josh Brookes has suggested he will be looking to progress beyond the British Superbike Championship at the end of the season, claiming it isn't his 'desired goal' to end his career in the series.
A former Australian Superbike Champion and multiple World Supersport Championship race winner, Brookes made his BSB debut in 2009 with HM Plant Honda and has been a consistent front runner ever since, winning a total of 17 races in that time.
However, while Brookes has never finished lower than fifth overall in five seasons – including twice being a runner-up -, he is yet to taste title victory on Honda and Suzuki machinery.
Joining Milwaukee Yamaha for the 2014 season, Brookes currently sits second overall to Shane Byrne, but dropped a hint in front of fans during the Monster Energy Rig show at Brands Hatch that this will be his last in BSB.
Going on to reiterate his earlier words, Brookes later took to Facebook
to confirm he may be looking elsewhere beyond this season.
“In my heart, British Superbikes was always a stepping stone to where I wanted to get to. As much as I enjoy all the fans and the racing here, my desired goal is not to end my career here, I want to progress.”