Author: Bike Social Sports Reporter Posted: 15 May 2014
Josh Brookes has told Bike Social that he’d love to get a win at the North West 200 but knows it’s a big ask with his lack of experience having only competed in the event once.
Brookes has put himself in good stead for the Supersport class, qualifying sixth on the grid for this evening and Saturday’s races. A win might be a little hard for the Aussie but a strong result could well be on the cards in the 600cc class from the second row of the grid despite the small matter that he’s not ridden a Supersport machine since 2009.
It’ll be a little tougher on the Superbike though; the Milwaukee Yamaha man has qualified twelfth on the grid after an ultra-competitive qualifying session which saw Michael Dunlop take pole with lap record pace.
“I don’t consider myself to be as strong on the roads as I am at BSB” Brookes told Bike Social.
“I go to BSB expecting to win whereas I go to the North West and while I’d love to get a win but we’ll just see what happens. The roads are a side-line compared to my main project which is BSB. I dipped my toe in the water last year and I’m still in my apprenticeship period at the moment, I’m not ready to think I’m a winner but I’ve got the bike and capabilities, I’m just a bit under experienced to think I can win just yet! We’ll take it day by day.”