Josh Brookes insists the Milwaukee Yamaha team will not get ahead of itself and is expecting a fierce contest around the Brands Hatch Indy circuit for the second round of the MCE British Superbike championship.

Brookes notched up third and sixth place finishes respectively at Donington Park to put himself fourth in the riders' standings after round one. The Australian's squad were one of the most highly-anticipated teams at the 2015 season opener as the new YZF-R1 made its competitive debut in Britain.

The multiple BSB race winner was satisfied by the R1's performance at the Leicestershire track but is expecting his rivals to make steps forward at Brands Hatch this weekend.

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"Throughout the start of the year we have made a lot of changes to the bike, but it has reacted consistently over the different tracks," Brookes said. "I think we should be able to go to Brands Hatch and not have to turn everything upside down with the settings. It will still be tough at Brands Hatch, all of the teams will get stronger and we will have a lot of competition on the track.

Brookes feels the Milwaukee Yamaha team must stay grounded despite grabbing a podium in the new R1's maiden race and will be hunting performance developments throughout the weekend to get ahead of his manufacturer rivals.

"We have to improve at a faster rate than them and hopefully because we are on a new bike I think it will improve. Putting it all into the big picture we feel confident for Brands Hatch but we still have to take it day by day."

Last year at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit the Milwaukee Yamaha rider recovered from a DNF in race one to finish second in the race two.

The Brands Hatch Indy circuit acts as round two of the 2015 BSB season and is scheduled for the 17-19th April.