Be Wiser Ducati’s Josh Brookes said he hit a setup wall on Friday at the Knockhill Bennetts British Superbike round and couldn’t find any ways to go faster.
The Australian, who was visibly uncomfortable with the Panigale V4R in the rain on Saturday and Sunday, now wants to put the whole experience behind him and move on to Snetterton, where he feels he should be back to form.
“To be honest, I’m glad to be leaving Knockhill as it hasn’t been a great weekend and I’m disappointed for the whole team as everyone’s been working hard and putting in as much effort as always,” said Brookes.
“It just hasn’t clicked for me this weekend and although it started well on Friday, it came to a halt after that and we never really progressed - our pace stuck at that level. The weather made it tough although it was the same for everyone, but we made some small improvements for the second race and salvaged a half decent result with fourth.
“I wish we were going to Snetterton straightaway to clear my head but it’s been a good circuit to me in the past and I’m confident the Be Wiser Ducati will work well there so I’ll be looking to bounce back strongly and get back to the front.”
Brookes now trails team-mate and series leader Scott Redding by 31 points after the former MotoGP took the second race win yesterday.