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Cadwell tough on bike setup, says Ducati’s Brookes

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Josh Brookes is synonymous with massive leaps over Cadwell Park’s Mountain - occasionally wearing a cape - but the Australian Bennetts British Superbike rider says the Lincolnshire track is tough on bike set-up.

Brookes has an up and down relationship with the circuit, taking a double win in his championship year but not standing on the podium since - something he aims to remedy this weekend.

“Setting a bike up for Cadwell is always a compromise as you have the jump and the really tight stuff where you need one setting, then the flat-out straights and fast corners where you ideally need another setting,” said Brookes.

Remember this is a brand-new bike and I’m not sure how it will perform until we get some laps under our belt and get the sort of race set-up we will need to challenge for wins.

“But I always enjoy racing there and do my best to try to put on a show over the Mountain for the fans.”

Brookes has an advantage over series leader and team-mate Scott Redding, who hasn’t raced at Cadwell before, and will hope to claw back some of the 20-point lead the former MotoGP star enjoys at the top of the table.

Brookes stunned crowds when he turned up at Cadwell on the HM Plant Honda
Brookes stunned crowds when he turned up at Cadwell on the HM Plant Honda Picture: Impact Images
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