Brand Hatch BSB victories boost Brookes’ title campaign

Australian moves to third in the British Superbike standings.

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A pair of race wins at Brands Hatch’s fourth round of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) has offered a major boost to Josh Brookes’ title campaign, the Australian jumping to third in the standings despite recording three non-finishes this season.

The win gives Brookes the first of the six race wins in the Integro Triple Crown and the chance to bag a potential £75,000 prize, however the Australian adamant his focus remains on the championship as he moves to within 21 points of series leader Tommy Bridwell (Oxford Racing Ducati).

“It’s great to get a couple of wins towards that big cash prize but I’ve got to be focused on the championship – that’s my main concern, main goal, my main focus, I’m championship orientated so that’s why I’m most pleased with today’s results,” Brookes explained.

“It’s been a tough weekend. Fortunately I’ve been able to be at the front for most of the weekend, most of the sessions, and that final race I got away to a good start [and] pulled a small gap for a few laps. Fortunate to get the win and bring it home, it was really a tough race and he pushed me to the end and to get the King of Brands trophy again is great.”

Compatriot Jason O’Halloran (McAms Yamaha) endured a difficult weekend, recording 8-9 race results.

Source: CycleOnline.com.au

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