Australian bike racer Josh Brookes piloted his Norton V4-RR SG6 to sixth place within the 2017 Senior Isle of Man TT, setting the fastest-ever lap across the TT course by a Norton machine with 130.883 mph. The 34-year-old will once more symbolize the Norton manufacturing unit on this yr’s RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT Races, on a V4 RR SG7 hand-built at Norton’s Donington Corridor manufacturing unit.
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Norton hasn’t confirmed who will pilot its second bike after fellow Aussie David Johnson jumped to the Gulf BMW group in late January. Whispers of both 23-time TT winner John McGuinness or Michael Dunlop are constructing to a silent crescendo just lately.
“It was an actual honor to symbolize Norton final yr,” Brookes stated. “After a few years away it took me a little bit of time to get dialed in once more, and regardless of the climate disruption I actually felt comfy by the tip of race week. I’m raring to go once more and construct on final yr with the group and add to their historical past across the Isle of Man.”
“There are solely a handful of riders able to competing for podiums and race wins on the TT, and in Josh Brookes we now have a rider with the power and potential to rewrite the report books,” Norton CEO Stuart Garner stated. “Josh’s involvement within the group not solely provides us a aggressive place on the monitor but additionally means we put into observe what we study on the Isle of Man for our street bike.”