Josh Brookes was determined to make a break for it in the final race of the MCE British Superbike triple header at Oulton Park as the Milwaukee Yamaha rider closed out the weekend with a win.

Brookes had to settle for second place behind Ryuichi Kiyonari in the first two races but finally stood on the top step in race three, pulling away to win by seven and a half second from Shane 'Shakey' Byrne.

"In the second race today I knew I needed to get away as there was one real dry line and otherwise you would have to go off on the damp part to make an overtake," said Brookes.

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"I tried really hard to get a good start as I knew I wanted to lead give myself the best possible chance. I had a massive lunge into the first corner and I was able to take the lead. Once I got there I was then thinking 'how fast should I go?'

"The first lap through Druids I didn't have movement, but I had a sense of where the grip was and I wasn't sure how hard to push," he added.

"Once I got into it, I felt more natural and then there was some light rain. I waited to see lap on lap and fortunately it stayed dry so I kept pushing.

"I'm really happy with the win and now we can look at what we can do at Cadwell Park."

Brookes remain in second place in the Showdown positions behind Byrne, with Buildbase BMW's Kiyonari third.