Milwaukee Yamaha's Josh Brookes says he's confident of performing strongly at this weekend's BSB overseas round at Assen as the season heads into the showdown zone.

Since the introduction of the BSB's dramatic showdown phase of the season, Brookes has made the final six in each of the championship deciding zones but has ultimately fallen short in all five attempts, finishing runner up on two occasions.

Second this season is exactly where the Australian sits as the series rocks up at Assen and is considered as Shane 'Shakey' Bryne's main threat to the title a further 26-points behind the Kawasaki rider.

"It is getting pretty serious now isn't it?! I have been in the Showdown every year we have had it so there was never any doubt in my mind that we wouldn't be in this position," said Brookes.

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"We were on the podium again at Donington Park so we are looking forward to going into the Showdown with some good form."

Brookes reckons his Milwaukee Yamaha should go well around the Dutch TT circuit following a successful test there prior to Donington Park.

The 31-year old also added that he won't change his approach to the championship despite the season heading into showdown after maintaining he will just charge just as hard no matter what the circumstance.

"We tested at Assen before Donington Park and we posted some good, consistent times and the Milwaukee Yamaha seems to work well there," he continued.

"I am eager now to get there and get the Showdown started as it feels like it has been a long year to get to the crunch time. I won't approach the Showdown any differently; I try as hard as I can every time I am on the track."