Josh Brookes says despite the highs and lows at Oulton Park his frame of mind remains unaffected heading into the Showdown in the MCE British Superbike championship.

The Milwaukee Yamaha rider holds a slender two-point advantage over defending champion Shane Byrne after the Australian grabbed one win to Byrne's two triumphs at the Cheshire track.

After suffering a qualifying nightmare when his Yamaha R1's engine blew out, forcing him to start 30th in race one, Brookes battled back to a bittersweet fourth.

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In race two Brookes charged to victory from the front row while it was Byrne's turn to suffer engine trouble and in the final of the triple-header he narrowly missed out to Byrne in a closely fought contest.

Brookes feels it was a weekend of contrasting emotions but is determined not to let it unsettle him as he prepares for the Showdown.

"We won't be going into the Showdown with a different mindset," Brookes said. "Yesterday when I came from the back of the grid to finish fourth there was no advantage in me doing that at all, as I earned no Podium credits and there were no extra financial incentives to do it. The only thing that was of any value was a podium and I didn't get it.

"The point I'm making is when we are all lined up and there is a race to be had I am going to give it everything I can to win it. My attitude, my approach and my plan is always going to remain fairly similar. To win until the end of the year."