Thruxton BSB: Brookes doubles up in race two

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Josh Brookes has doubled up on his win in the first race at Thruxton, taking a win in the second race by holding off his main title rivals Shane Byrne and Ryuichi Kiyonari.
 
Byrne was the early leader, but a safety car and then red flag caused by Tommy Bridewell’s exploding Milwaukee Yamaha caused a restart, and it was Brookes who was able to capitalise off the line.
 
Kiyonari, making a late start to the race, was forced to pick his way forwards from fifth, battling past Chris Walker and Dan Linfoot before joining the scrap with Brookes and Byrne.
 
However, Brookes was immediately able to pull away, leaving Byrne to defend against the advances of the Japanese champion until the flag.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer