Josh Brookes to quit BSB after 2014?

Josh Brookes reveals he will be looking beyond the British Superbike Championship at the end of the 2014 season.
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.

β€œIn 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.”

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July 18, 2014 11:40 AM

Ambition is fine but is Brooks really good enough? Shakey normally has the beating of him & Shakey didn't exactly set the world alight when he went to WSB. Nothing against the lad but he is a front runner in BSB, he would be mid-pack at best in WSB.


July 18, 2014 2:32 PM

@LLarry, I disagree with you there I reckon that Shakey, Josh and James E are definitely world class, they just need the right equipment. When Shakey was there before his bike was totally different to CC's so he could never show what he could do. For me the big problem with BSB is that it desperately needs new exciting young riders, the days of Cal, Tom S, Jonathan Rea and Leon C and H are a distant memory, The only riders that I can see coming though at the moment are Luke Hedger and Andy Reid, but they need to come through faster.

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