Josh Brookes says his maiden MCE British Superbike championship a 'surreal' feeling and has been taken back by the reception given to him by the fans.

The Milwaukee Yamaha rider clinched his 2015 title with victory in race one of the triple-header season finale at Brands Hatch on Saturday and after having 24 hours for the achievement to sink in he still can't believe his success.

"It is hard to believe it has been seven years to achieve this goal and it seems like it has gone in a flash, the first round of 2009 I watched from home in Australia because I didn't have a visa to enter the UK and that doesn't seem long ago," Brookes said. "It is surreal that it has taken so long but very satisfying."

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Brookes had a difficult integration into BSB with a series of high profile clashes, most notably in his debut year in the series when he was banned for two rounds after taking a number of riders out at Mallory Park, but after a rocky initiation has won the crowds over with superb performances this year with 13 wins to his name.

"If I reflect back to that 2009 season when I was convinced there would never be a time when I would get the fans to clap me let alone cheer at the end," he said. "It was emotional to get a decent reception today."

After clinching the title with two races to spare Brookes was able to parade the number one plate on his Milwaukee Yamaha on the final day of the season but it may be the last time it is seen with his heart set on a move up to World Superbikes.

The Australian rider and Shaun Muir's team's future has been the talk of the paddock for a number of weeks after missing out on the factory Yamaha contract to move into World Superbike in 2016. Brookes has displayed the body language of someone paying a fond farewell to BSB, fueling belief he is on his way to WSBK, but says no deal has been confirmed for next season.

"I have the impression that things are heading in the World Superbike direction, I always had the idea that until I am sat on the bike at the first race it is not real yet," Brookes said. "That is my motivation, that is where the team wants to go and where Shaun wants to go.

"Milwaukee also want to expand their horizons as a brand so if everyone can collaborate there is a chance it can be real. Worst case scenario which is also a very good option is another year in BSB. It could be sorted in days or weeks we are not sure but that is what we are working towards."