Knockhill BSB: ‘We’re still missing something’ - Brookes

Brookes walking away from his race one crash
Brookes walking away from his race one crash Picture: Impact Images

Anvil Hire Yamaha’s Josh Brookes overcame a crash in the first MCE British Superbike race at Knockhill, to finish fifth in the final outing in Scotland.

But the Isle of Man TT returnee is not content with his performance over the weekend and has labelled it ‘not satisfactory’, but he was fortunately not hurt during his fall, which occurred at the hairpin on lap 12.

He was able to salvage some points after he out-paced Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot to snatch fifth in race two, and those points ensured that the Australian remains inside the top six in the overall BSB standings.

His team were able to rebuild his R1 after his race one tumble, but Brookes admitted that he couldn’t find his ‘rhythm’ on the Yamaha and felt he was missing something on the bike. His crew did make a step forward with the setup, but are still continuing to work on the Anvil Hire machine.

“I knew coming into this round it was going to be a difficult event, I don’t know if it’s the Yamaha, myself or my riding style but I had a difficult weekend here in 2015 so I anticipated this weekend was going to be tough again, and I knew I’d need all the help I could get,” said Brookes.

“Every session I went out in I did the best I could but I just didn’t find my rhythm and we’re still missing something. To get away from the weekend without injury and to salvage the points that we did is not satisfactory but we’ll have to accept it.

“We’re still working on things with the bike and we’re working on the setup and we’ve made a step forward this weekend, but I’m expecting to see the value of everything next time out.”

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