Australia‰Ûªs Josh Brookes made his first appearance on the WorldSBK circuit this week, as he joins the championship for 2016 with his Milwaukee BMW team.
His first race at will be at his home track, Phillip Island, at the season opener from February 26-28.
Brookes met his foes ‰ÛÓ and his race machine ‰ÛÓ for the first time at the Jerez test this week and spent the two days coming to grips with the circuit. The 2015 British Superbike champion made big improvements over the two days to break into the top 10 with a respectable 1m41.826s lap, with 79 laps under his belt, 1.9 seconds off the leaders.
Post-test the Sydneysider tweeted: "Finished the day p10. Completed 79 laps. For me it's a positive result. A lot still to come but very good progress for just two days on bike."
Main Photo: Josh Brookes