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Aug 3, 2014

Brookes Sweeps British Superbike Races At Thruxton (Updated)

Josh Brookes (3).

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship

Thruxton Circuit, England

August 3, 2014

Race One Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Josh Brookes, Australia (Yam YZF-R1), 20 laps, 25:39.249

2. Shane Byrne, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -4.306 seconds

3. Ryuichi Kiyonari, Japan (BMW S1000RR), -5.058

4. Dan Linfoot, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -6.039

5. Tommy Bridewell, UK (Yam YZF-R1), -7.616

6. Jakub Smrz, Czech Republic (Duc 1199 Panigale R), -11.698

7. Chris Walker, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -11.891

8. John Hopkins, USA (Suz GSX-R1000), -12.144

9. Michael Rutter, UK (BMW S1000RR), -12.610

10. Patric Muff, Switzerland (BMW S1000RR), -12.787

11. Jon Kirkham, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -13.186

12. Peter Hickman, UK (Hon CBR1000RR), -13.227

13. Barry Burrell, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -13.638

14. Keith Farmer, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -18.819

15. Lee Jackson, UK (BMW S1000RR), -19.069

16. Stuart Easton, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -21.840

17. Josh Waters, Australia (Suz GSX-R1000), -24.117

18. Howie Mainwaring, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -24.804

19. Martin Jessopp, UK (BMW S1000RR), -31.607

20. John Ingram, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -34.126

Race Two Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Josh Brookes, Australia (Yam YZF-R1), 15 laps, 19:11.792

2. Shane Byrne, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -0.204 second

3. Ryuichi Kiyonari, Japan (BMW S1000RR), -0.467 second

4. Dan Linfoot, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -3.343 seconds

5. Chris Walker, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -7.734

6. Jon Kirkham, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -8.481

7. Stuart Easton, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -8.886

8. John Hopkins, USA (Suz GSX-R1000), -9.039

9. Howie Mainwaring, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -10.452

10. Peter Hickman, UK (Hon CBR1000RR), -10.532

11. Patric Muff, Switzerland (BMW S1000RR), -11.295

12. Josh Waters, Australia (Suz GSX-R1000), -12.631

13. Jakub Smrz, Czech Republic (Duc 1199 Panigale R), -12.878

14. Barry Burrell, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -18.359

15. Aaron Zanotti, UK (Suz GSX-R1000), -22.759

16. Martin Jessopp, UK (BMW S1000RR), -22.803

17. Ian Hutchinson, UK (Yam YZF-R1), -28.643

18. John Ingram, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -37.078

19. Jenny Tinmouth, UK (Hon CBR1000RR), -37.790

20. Shaun Winfield, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -49.157




More Americans competing at Brands Hatch:

James Rispoli,riding his Team Traction Control Yamaha YZF-R6, finished ninth in the Motorpoint British Supersport “sprint” race on Saturday and eighth in the “feature” race on Sunday.

Jayson Uribe placed sixth overall and fourth in the Moto3 class in the Motul British Motostar race on his FPW Racing/R5R Honda.

Anthony Alonso,who regularly competes in the 125cc class of the Motul British Motostar Championship on his SP125/BARF Racing Honda, did not race at Thruxton.

Former AMA Pro regularBen Young, a resident of Canada, finished 20th out of 37 riders in the British National 1000cc Superstock race on his Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX-10R.



More, from a press release issued by MotorSport Vision Racing:

ROUND SIX 3 AUGUST THRUXTON
BROOKES CAUSES DOUBLE TROUBLE FOR TITLE RIVALS BYRNE AND KIYONARI

Results
Race one:

1: Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha)
2: Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +4.306s
3: Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +5.058s
4: Dan Linfoot (Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki) +6.039s
5: Tommy Bridewell (Milwaukee Yamaha) +7.616s
6: Jakub Smrz (Millsport Ducati) +11.698s

Race two:
1: Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha)
2: Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) +0.204s
3: Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +0.467s
4: Dan Linfoot (Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki) +3.343s
5: Chris Walker (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +7.734s
6: Jon Kirkham (Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki) +8.481s

Championship standings:
1: Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) 261
2: Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) 179
3: Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) 139
4: James Ellison (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) 124
5: Chris Walker (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) 116
6: Dan Linfoot (Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki) 116

Report

Milwaukee Yamaha’s Josh Brookes celebrated his first double win in the 2014 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Thruxton, holding off his arch title rivals and triple champions Shane 'Shakey' Byrne and Ryuichi Kiyonari with just 0.467s covering the top three in race two.

The Australian shrugged aside his disappointments of missing out on the podium in recent rounds as he proved he is ready to get his assault on the championship back on track as he bids to close down series leader Byrne.

Brookes fired ahead of Dan Linfoot from the local Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki team in the opener, then settled into rhythm to increase his lead over series leader Byrne who had pounded his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki into second place.

Brookes took the victory by four seconds and said: “Once I was in front I focused on the strengths of my bike and kept pushing as hard as I could where I was strong. I maintained good lap times and the gap just grew and grew. It was exciting for me to win that race and get some points back on Shakey."

Byrne held off the determined challenges from Buildbase BMW rider Ryuichi Kiyonari to take second from his Japanese rival with Linfoot finishing fourth. Next time out, Byrne was keen to make amends, forging into and early lead, but the race was red-flagged because of an oil spill.

On the restart Byrne made another flying start ahead of Linfoot, but Brookes was determined and moved from fourth to second in one fell swoop at the Club Chicane and then a lap later passed Byrne at Seagrave. This time Brookes was unable to break the triple champions but the Australian still claimed his second victory of the day by 0.204s from Byrne and Kiyonari.

Brookes said: “The second race was so much harder with Shakey and Dan (Linfoot) in front of me battling and I didn’t want to caught up in anything. I threw caution to the wind, passing them and then got a small gap, but that came down to almost nothing. I think this double win proves we are ready to get this fight back on track for the championship.”

Linfoot continued his best performance of the season with a fourth place ahead of Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki’s Chris Walker and Jon Kirkham on the Halsall Bike Gear Kawasaki.

For more information please visit www.britishsuperbike.com