Brookes joins Bridewell at Milwaukee Yamaha

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Milwaukee Yamaha have finally confirmed their 2014 line-up for the MCE British Superbike Championship, with Josh Brookes joining Tommy Bridewell at the Guisborough based team.

Brookes said: "Three years with any team is fairly long so this is a good time for a change, and I believe Milwaukee Yamaha has a package capable of winning the championship. I have never ridden a Yamaha before but I know that when Leon (Camier) rode the bike and won the title he spoke very highly of it and I have been a rival to it for a long time and it appears to be a really strong bike!”

Bridewell said: "I am really looking forward to next season already and this is a great opportunity for me and one that I have worked so hard for many years to try and achieve. I am in a fortunate position where I have three rounds under my belt already so I intend on using that to my advantage. I have a great bond with the crew and this year I upped my game and now I want to keep that momentum going.”

Team Owner Shaun Muir concluded: "We are delighted to confirm our line up for next season, and all of us involved at Milwaukee Yamaha are excited at the prospect of Tommy and Josh battling for wins from the very first race. I have obviously watched Josh for several seasons and admired his guile, determination and aggression. I am also very pleased that we can welcome Tommy back into the team because his attitude and performances during the final rounds of last season have done nothing but impress me, the team and our sponsors. I believe we will see him mature into a genuine championship contender from the very start of the season.”

For the full story see tomorrow Wednesday 13th November’s Motorcycle News.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

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