Be Wiser Ducati’s Josh Brookes is putting the Knockhill Bennetts British Superbike round behind him and looking forward to this weekend’s clash at a happy hunting ground.
Since Brookes came to the championship in 2009, he has always performed well at Snetterton and has scored a podium finish every year bar one since 2010, and that was the year he was away contesting WorldSBK in 2016. Plus the punch of the new Panigale V4R won’t exactly be a hindrance on the Norfolk track’s two long straights.
“I want to immediately bounce back after Knockhill and put the disappointment of not scoring a podium well and truly behind us. It wasn’t a disaster, but such is the expectation this year the results weren’t great so now I’m only focusing on this weekend,” said Brookes.
“I think the track will suit the bike and I love the track, but we need to be continually improving the whole package. I’ve had some great results around Snetterton in the past and hope to add a couple more wins to my tally this weekend.”
Brookes has a 31-point gap to series leader and team-mate Scott Redding but is only five podium points behind, which is more important as the Showdown cut-off creeps closer.