Josh Brookes has toasted his Milwaukee Yamaha team's tireless efforts to develop the new R1 into a race-winning package and says it has filled him with confidence heading into the second part of the season.

The Australian rider grabbed his maiden victory in 2015 - the first for the revamped Yamaha bike in the MCE British Superbike championship - and made it a perfect weekend by doubling up in race two to cut Shane Byrne's lead in the championship to just five points.

Entering round six of the season without a win to his name this year, Brookes said his objective was simple and has achieved it in emphatic style.

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"It's strange to not get a win all season then two today, it is pretty awesome," Brookes said. "It is a team environment and at the start of the season I was briefed by Yamaha that I'd need to be patient and the bike would get better. It has been a little bit slow and frustrating but now the bike is at a point where it can win it is so rewarding and I really appreciate it."

Such was the Australian's delight with Milwaukee Yamaha Brookes said full credit should go to the bike and his team as they found the gains to take the all-important jump to the top spot.

"I couldn't fault the bike too much today," he beamed. "I haven't improved over the past two rounds but the bike did. It's given me the ability to ride with confidence.

"After the start the bike settled into a rhythm and started to feel even better than race one. The bike was on rails and changed direction like a cat, it was perfect."