Milwaukee Yamaha's Brookes reigns supreme at Thruxton to lead the title standings

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BSBRace Report - 02/08/2015
Milwaukee Yamaha's Brookes reigns supreme at Thruxton to lead the title standings

Josh Brookes put on an imperious display at the seventh round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Thruxton to celebrate his second consecutive double victory, smashing the lap record to move to the top of the overall standings.

Brookes had set a blistering pace all weekend and in the races continued his domination by hitting the front of the pack in both races and maintained his position to score the maximum podium points and confirm his position in the Showdown.

Adam Jenkinson continued to improve his pace throughout the races as he deputised for Broc Parkes, scoring points in both races with a solid 12th and 13th place finishes.

Team Manager Mick Shanley said: “We got everything we could, pole position, lap record, two race wins, he has been faultless and rode fantastic all weekend and hopefully we can just keep this momentum going. I think that Adam did a great job as well standing in at such short notice, he had the pace for some real good results and I think he is happy to have ridden it just to get a bit of a different idea."

Josh Brookes
R1 1st. R2 1st.

"We have always had confidence and believe that we can do it but you have to actually do it and we have done this weekend. After Brands Hatch everyone was definitely carrying some confidence and a good mood in the team and that spilled onto this weekend. It has been a good circuit for me, I had my first race win here in 2010 and I have had a double last year, so it has just been a good circuit for me in general. To come from a double win at Brands Hatch and have another double here is what we were searching for but to finally achieve it means we can shout about it and I am really pleased.

"In the second race particularly when the safety car came out I was a little bit annoyed shall I say as I had worked really hard to try and make a buffer where then I could ride more comfortably and then when I saw the Safety Car flag I thought 'oh no this isn't how I planned it'. As soon as the safety car was in I just put my head down and rode the fastest, smoothest lap I could. Unfortunately for Hopper, but fortunately for me his crash created a gap and I could control the rest of the race as I had a buffer that gave me that confidence.

"Obviously I need to thank the Milwaukee Yamaha team as they have put a superb bike under me this weekend and it actually felt better again in the second race, it’s surprising how you can keep stepping it up and improve again.

"It wasn't until after the race I realised I'd achieved the lap record because on the dash it can sometimes differ to the real time and I didn't have the record in my mind. For me it was about doing the best job possible to win the races. I'm really happy and it's the cherry on top of a great weekend, especially as it's stood for so many years.

"It's a big achievement because in 2006 it was a big tyre war and Michelin and Dunlop were bringing special tyres to the races to try and have the advantage. So to get lap records on a tyre that is available to everyone means we have to give big respect to Pirelli and it shows how good the tyre is in BSB.

"To end the day with a crash doing a burn out celebrating was typical my style - if someone is going to do it, it is going to be me so congratulations to me for that!"

Adam Jenkinson
R1 12th. R2 13th.

“I think riding both races was a challenge but I have loved every moment of the experience. We continued to improve our pace throughout the races and towards the end of race two my pace was as good as the guys in the top five. It is a great result for me and the team and I want to thank them for this opportunity.”

2015 BSB United Kingdom
Thruxton 02/08/2015
race I
1Joshua BrookesYamahaAUS19'03.878
2Dan LinfootHondaGBR0'04.479
3James WestmorelandKawasakiGBR0'09.802
4Shane ByrneKawasakiGBR0'14.134
5Howie Mainwaring SmartKawasakiGBR0'14.347
6Luke MosseyKawasakiGBR0'14.778
7Jack KennedyKawasakiIRL0'14.936
8Billy McconnellBMWAUS0'15.223
9Michael LavertyApriliaGBR0'16.146
10Martin JessoppBMWGBR0'16.356
11Filip BacklundKawasakiSWE0'16.553
12Adam JenkinsonYamahaGBR0'16.984
13Ian HutchinsonKawasakiGBR0'17.125
14Josh WatersSuzukiAUS0'17.226
15Chris WalkerKawasakiGBR0'25.082
17Aaron ZanottiYamahaGBR0'40.361
race II
1Joshua BrookesYamahaAUS25'59.029
2Shane ByrneKawasakiGBR0'05.580
3Luke MosseyKawasakiGBR0'05.766
4Thomas BridewellBMWGBR0'07.821
5Dan LinfootHondaGBR0'08.558
6Michael LavertyApriliaGBR0'09.020
7Howie Mainwaring SmartKawasakiGBR0'09.323
8Martin JessoppBMWGBR0'09.405
9Lee JacksonBMWGBR0'09.621
10Josh WatersSuzukiAUS0'09.699
11Ian HutchinsonKawasakiGBR0'10.116
12Chris WalkerKawasakiGBR0'10.841
13Adam JenkinsonYamahaGBR0'10.961
14Filip BacklundKawasakiSWE0'12.238
15Billy McconnellBMWAUS0'16.341
19Aaron ZanottiYamahaGBR0'26.895
BSB World Standing
Rider StandingsAfter Race 7 of 12
1.Joshua BrookesYamahaAUS266
2.Shane ByrneKawasakiGBR254
3.James EllisonKawasakiGBR147
4.Stuart EastonKawasakiGBR139
5.Michael LavertyApriliaGBR115
6.Thomas BridewellBMWGBR112
7.Jason O'HalloranHondaAUS103
8.Dan LinfootHondaGBR93
9.Richard CooperKawasakiGBR76
10.Luke MosseyKawasakiGBR70
11.Howie Mainwaring SmartKawasakiGBR65
12.Billy McconnellBMWAUS62
13.Ryuichi KiyonariBMWJPN52
14.Chris WalkerKawasakiGBR50
15.Christian IddonSuzukiGBR49
16.James WestmorlandKawasakiGBR48
19.Broc ParkesYamahaAUS38
27.A JenkinsonYamahaGBR7
31.Aaron ZanottiYamahaGBR0
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