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Oil leak halts Josh Brookes’ charge

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After taking his debut British Superbike win for Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing on Saturday, Josh Brookes suffered a day of mixed fortunes at Brands Hatch on Sunday.

Despite his race one victory, the Australian was forced to start Sunday's first outing from the fourth row of the grid, and from there he battled valiantly to finish a creditable sixth after 20 laps.

But the second outing, where Brookes started from the second row of the grid and was confident of fighting for a podium position, he was forced to retire in the early laps after a minor oil leak on his GSX-R1000.

"I feel bad for the team tonight," Brookes lamented.

"They always work so hard and for a tiny oil leak to end our race - after all the hard work - is disappointing," he continued. "Bitter and sweet is how I'd describe this weekend. I did try very hard but sometimes you just need that little bit of luck too. I'm happy with race two where I came from 13th to sixth but it doesn't change the fact that it was only sixth when we are looking for podiums."

Team Manager, Philip Neill, added, "It's been another up and down weekend, although we will take the positives away from this round. Unfortunately Josh suffered a DNF in the third race due to a cracked oil pressure sensor. However his first race victory and his strong ride through the pack in race two to finish sixth does give us strong belief that we are not out of this Championship yet."

Brookes istands in 5th place in the standings, 11 points ahead of Ryuichi Kiyonari who is the final rider in the top six.

Main Photo: Josh Brookes
Credit: Suzuki

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