Milwaukee BMW’s Josh Brookes finally got the electronics setup he has been looking for since day one of testing at Phillip Island and was able to find a second before heading into Superpole and pulled off a top-ten result in his first race back in World Superbikes.
The reigning MCE British Superbike Champion has been struggling with inital throttle connection on his S1000RR and it wasn’t until the third free session that his team found a solution. The Australian had to make some sacrifices in other areas but is now looking forward to the second outing.
“Top ten is nice considering we started the week with a crash and struggled to improve the lap times, but it’s far from what I want to achieve. Points are good, but at the moment the gap to the top of the field is too big to be satisfied with. Now that we’ve got time before tomorrow to review the data and see what areas need improving, I’m hoping we will be more productive in race two," said Brookes.
"I don’t know for sure if that will happen, but that’s what my instincts say. There were a few specific areas on the track where it felt like I was losing time, so if we use not only the data from the bike but also what I could see on track, it should be enough to put together a plan for tomorrow."