Josh Brookes is ready to return to the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Power and can once more characterize the Norton manufacturing facility on this yr’s RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT Races.
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DONINGTON PARK, UK – February 5, 2018 – Australian Brookes, the 2015 British Superbike Champion, will compete on the ‘SG7’, derived from the V4 RR street bike. The bike that Brookes will journey is hand constructed at Norton’s Donington Corridor manufacturing facility and can proceed its growth and testing schedule within the palms of two-time TT Race winner – and Norton growth rider – Steve Plater.
Brookes loved a profitable return to the Mountain Course final yr following a two-year absence from the Isle of Man, which included the quickest ever lap across the TT Course by a Norton machine with 130.883mph.
The lap was posted within the PokerStars Senior TT Race, which noticed him end in sixth place, his greatest end to this point on the TT. He additionally returned to the Isle of Man later within the yr and secured his maiden Mountain Course win with victory within the Bennetts Senior Basic TT Race driving a Paton in addition to driving a Rotary Norton to inside 5 seconds of Steve Hislop’s quickest ever lap.
It was season all spherical for Brookes, who completed second general within the British Superbike Championship, simply three factors behind eventual winner Shane Byrne, taking three wins alongside the best way.
Brookes has loved a meteoric rise on the TT since claiming the quickest newcomer title on the TT in 2013. He completed a greatest place of seventh within the 2014 Senior Race, which noticed him enhance his quickest lap to a powerful 129.859mph in solely his second yr on the island.
Talking from his dwelling in Australia, Brookes mentioned:
“It was an actual honour to characterize Norton final yr. 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 top of race week and I’m raring to go once more and construct on final yr with the workforce and add to their historical past across the Isle of Man.”
Norton CEO Stuart Garner is understandably thrilled at once more securing one in all greatest names in Motorcycling to characterize the manufacturing facility on 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 now we have a rider with the flexibility and potential to rewrite the document books. Josh’s involvement within the workforce not solely provides us a aggressive place on the observe but additionally signifies that we put into follow what we be taught on the Isle of Man for our street bike.”
“Crucial factor for us as a workforce and an organization is that we all the time transfer ahead, all the time look to construct on and enhance what we’ve achieved and I’m extra assured than ever that that’s what we’ll be doing once more this yr as we glance to determine Norton on the entrance of the sector on and off the observe.”