Josh Brookes is disappointed by the small errors which cost him the chance of a first race victory of the year but felt his two second places at Snetterton were solid performances under the circumstances.

The Milwaukee Yamaha rider suffered a nightmare start off the grid in race one when he lurched off the line and was unable to deliver smooth acceleration from his R1 and lost vital ground to his rivals as Shane Byrne took the win.

In race two Brookes was victim to an electrical issue which hampered his mid-race pace, allowing Byrne to once again escape up ahead for victory.

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"Race one was my mistake, I bunny-hopped it off the line and I lost all my momentum," Brookes explained. "Once I got into a rhythm I got stuck behind Stuart [Easton] who is really good on the brakes and accelerates brilliantly off the turns, so I found it difficult to make a pass but when I finally did I moved forward and forward.

"We had a small issue with the electronics [in race two]. With the limited electronics we have, where they really work is on engine braking and we can go back in gears really quickly. Midway through the race I started locking up the tyres, skidding and dragging at the apexes. I was also losing power so it was definitely going wrong."

Despite his issues Brookes has jumped up a place in the BSB riders' standings but now trails Byrne by 17 points. The Australian remains in a positive mind frame after making the best out of two difficult races and has also collected a handy helping of Podium points for the Showdown later in the season.

"It really upset my rhythm and at one point I thought it was going to get worse and then I'd have to pull in," Brookes added. "But I managed to be gentle with it and bring it home."