BSB: Brookes: 'Nothing hit the spot this weekend'

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Josh Brookes left this weekend’s eighth round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park bitterly disappointed after struggling in Sunday’s two races.

While he’s is renowned for the way in which he leaps Cadwell’s famous mountain, the 2015 BSB champion was unable to find the same pace that has seen him fight for the victory in recent rounds and went on to finish a disappointing 12th and seventh.

“Nothing seems to have hit the spot this weekend,” he explained. “We’ve made some pretty big changes and arrived at the same issues and achieved the same results.  We don’t have the answers at the moment.


“The biggest issue was I felt mid-turn grip was poor and as everyone else got on the gas it looked as though they made more of a forward movement with the acceleration while I’d have to wait for the tyre to find grip and then go. That meant I was losing drive which is normally a strong area for our bike.

“It’s hard to be confident after a weekend like this, but you can’t judge a rider, team or season on one race. We have to put this behind us, get to Silverstone and move on.” 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing