Josh Brookes has walked away from the third round of the 2015 MCE British Superbike championship with another double podium weekend and the Milwaukee Yamaha rider says he is pleased with the results.

The Australian rider narrowly missed out on his first victory on the new Yamaha R1 in race one at Oulton Park after being shaded by Tommy Bridewell by 0.160s on the line.

Brookes profited from his rivals' falls in race to take third place, meaning he has finished on the podium in five of the six BSB races this year - only missing out with a fourth place in race two at Donington Park.

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Despite his consistent finishes Brookes had to battle back from two difficult starts from pole position at the Cheshire track after separate slow getaways from the line.

"In the first race I bodged up at the lights at the start of the race," Brookes said. "I don't know why, but everything seemed to go into slow motion. I saw them go out, but I just didn't go and I had three riders around me.

"I floated into the first corner and took an ideal line and it gave me the lead which was really lucky. I got away with it I guess."

Brookes was passed by Bridewell in the early stages of the Oulton Park opener but never fell off the tail of the Tyco BMW rider. After the race he admitted finding a way past the Wiltshire rider was a tricky task.

"I was trying to force Tommy to make a mistake but I started to lose a bit of grip so I had to change my plan," he added. "I was trying to maintain the lap time and there wasn't an opportunity to take an advantage."

The Milwaukee Yamaha rider's third place in race two sees him maintain his third position in the riders' standings while increasing his podium points tally to seven.

"I was pleased to get third in race two. I made a few mistakes at the start and I thought I was going good but everyone was riding so well," Brookes said. "With Kiyo and Shakey going down it gifted me the third position and I will take it."