Brookes fights through to fourth

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Josh Brookes was able to sal­vage a fourth place from what was a tricky week­end for the Aussie and his Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha team.

A tough prac­tice and qual­i­fy­ing saw him ham­pered in race one and he could only man­age 10th. But he faced an even big­ger challenge in the sec­ond out­ing start­ing from 11th on the grid. How­ever, a strong charge through the pack saw him pick off his ri­vals to even­tu­ally fin­ish fourth af­ter pass­ing Honda’s Ja­son O’hal­lo­ran on the fi­nal lap.

“We started the week­end with a bike that was fairly dif­fi­cult to ride,” said Brookes. “So ob­vi­ously, there are pos­i­tives to be taken from the strong re­sults!

“We’re just miss­ing a cou­ple of tenths in the early stages, the front end of the bike is bril­liant. I wouldn’t change a thing there, we just need to work a lit­tle more on the rear sus­pen­sion. We’re re­ally close!” ■ Brookes tests Nor­ton, p76

Brookes makes gi­ant strides again

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