Josh Brookes heads to the third round of the 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) with his eye on more silverware and reclaiming the lead of the overall standings.
Already twice a winner this season on the FHO BMW M 1000 RR, Brookes arrives at Donington Park only four points adrift of leader Glenn Irwin after two rounds of the season.
Describing his results at Oulton Park as an 'underperformance', Brookes has high hopes of extending his record-breaking tally of victories, which currently stands at 56.
“The energy is positive as we head to Donington Park this weekend," he said. "We had a test there before the start of the season, which although predominantly wet, it did show key indications that we would have good pace.
“Obviously, we had the two opening rounds where we showed we have the speed and the potential to run at the front, not only for wins but also podiums, and I think the strong form we started the season with can continue into the weekend.
“We did slightly underperform at Oulton Park, as we went the wrong way with set-up, but we’re not focussing too much on that as we know the potential to have good results is there.”
The return to BSB action comes after Brookes’ bid to warm-up for the 2023 Isle of Man TT at the North West 200 was scuppered by FHO’s disqualification following a regulation breach.
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