Silverstone BSB: Brookes pragmatic over double non-finish

Brookes limps out of race one with an 'electrical fault'
Brookes limps out of race one with an 'electrical fault' Picture: Impact Images

Be Wiser Ducati’s Josh Brookes is taking a pragmatic approach over the three mechanical failures that conspired to ensure he left the Bennetts British Superbike round at Silverstone with no points on the board.

Brookes’ Panigale blew one engine in qualifying, had an electrical fault in the first race and blew another engine in race two - a series of events that has baffled the Penrith-based team.

“There’s not a lot I can say about today other than it’s obviously disappointing to come away with no points, but I wasn’t alone as Jason O’Halloran was another rider to have strong rides only to come away with two DNFs,” said Brookes.

“That’s the nature of racing and you can have as many good weekends as bad ones so it’s a shame for the whole team that we didn’t finish either race.

I think we showed the pace we have when everything’s going well, and we’re all motivated to do well as we know what potential we have but sometimes things happen that are out of our control.

“We’ve shown that we’re competitive against the other teams and know there’s plenty more to come so we’ll just forget about this weekend and look ahead to the next one.”

Team-mate Scott Redding scored his debut podium but was knocked off by Andrew Irwin in race two.

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