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High Flying Brookes takes Cadwell Podium
Tyco Suzuki’s Josh Brookes showed fighting qualities during yesterday’s Bank Holiday British Superbike meeting at Cadwell Park, taking away second place in race two and an impressive fourth place from the opening encounter after qualifying twelfth at the Lincolnshire circuit.
The Australian maintains second place in the current British Superbike Championship standings, also keeping the gap in podium credits to series leader Tommy Hill at a respectable level – as the series edges ever closer the Title Fighters’ Showdown, commencing at Assen on September 21/22/23.
“It’s a weekend that could have turned out very difficult for us as a team, but with a big team effort we turned it round and that second race grid position made my job that little bit easier to chase a podium. I made two good racing passes on Lowes and Laverty in that second race, which pleased me, as it’s not so easy to make passes at Cadwell. The podium credits were really important and now we have a busy week testing at both Donington and Assen with a GSX-R day at Cadwell thrown into the mix – but I like busy. It’s good to be back racing.”
Alastair Seeley had a tough weekend at Cadwell, which he will openly admit is not one of his favourite circuits. In race one he was pushed wide on lap three and had to fight back from nineteenth place to take fourteenth at the flag. In race two he went one place better after starting from row five.
“In race one I got pushed onto the grass and fought back for some points. In race two I lost some ground at the beginning but again fought back for some points. I was picking off riders at the end of both races but it wasn’t a great weekend for me in terms of chasing that top six spot. We now have one last thrown of the dice at Donington.”
Philip Neill – Team Manager:
“I’ll be honest and say that we had a somewhat shaky start to the weekend. We identified a problem after qualifying that the boys rectified for Josh before morning warm up which paid off with the third quickest time. We knew the first race would be difficult coming through the pack and Josh did a good job to take fourth while staying out of trouble. Race two was a bit of a battle and after a slow start he was able to push his way through to second with some impressively consistent lap times. Alastair was again a bit unlucky getting pushed wide and then having to try and come through the pack in both races, but I’m sure he’ll shine at Donington.”
Tommy Hill – 316pts
Josh Brookes – 276
Shane Byrne – 255
Michael Laverty – 204
Tommy Bridewell – 142
Alex Lowes – 125
Ian Lowry – 119
Nori Haga – 113
James Westmoreland – 104
Chris Walker – 100
Alastair Seeley – 95
The next round of the BSB championship is at Donington Park – September 7/8/9
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