The World Superbike Championship contender and British Superbike Champion stepped in as a replacement rider for Ninja ZX-10R pilot, Ben Burke who was unfortunately denied a final round appearance due to suffering an injury.
A testing session at Wakefield Park raceway provided an invaluable opportunity for Brookes to familiarise himself with the almighty SA Kawasaki BCperformance Ninja ZX-10R Superbike.
“Thank you to SA Kawasaki BCperformance and their sponsors for making the effort to get me out at Wakefield yesterday. We maximized the track time, riding every session and we tried a lot of changes. I'm now familiar with the package I’ll be riding at Sydney Motorsport Park next weekend and although the setup we found today won’t be so important (different track), it’s good to have tried a range of options. This will surely make it easier to find a direction at the race and I can now look forward to the next time I get to ride the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R,” Brookes commented.
Josh Brookes testing the SA Kawasaki BCperformance Ninja ZX-10R Superbike at Wakefield Park Raceway
“I am grateful to Josh for coming on board at such short notice and we look forward to an exciting round for the SA Kawasaki BCperformance team,” said Team Manager, Kelvin Reilly.
“We had a good test at Wakefield Park and made progress in every session, we now have a packed weekend in store for the team as we set out to finish what has been a stellar season on a high note. I personally would like to thank the whole team and its sponsors for making it happen!”
Practice sessions for the final round of the 2016 Australasian Superbike Championship start at 9am on the 16th of December, where Brookes will be joining teammate and Superbike class leader, Robbie Bugden aboard the SA Kawasaki BCperformance Ninja ZX-10R machines. Robbie’s 79 point lead has given him a more than stable platform to launch his final assault from however double points on offer at the final round mean that 150 points are up for grabs from the 3 races.
Team Manager, Kelvin Reily congratulates Robbie Bugden after race 3 win - 2016 ASC, Round 4
SA Kawasaki BCperformance Ninja ZX-6R pilot, Kyle Buckley enters the final round with a 16 point lead in the Supersport title chase and 200 points being available over the 4 races. Kyle will also be campaigning alone after fellow Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R rider, Ryan Masri was also subjected to an injury.
Kawasaki Insurances FX300 Ninja Cup contender, Jimmy Broadbent is just 14.5 points behind the current class leader and will also be battling it out over the 4 races, again with double points on offer. Evan Byles of SA Motorcycles will be putting everything on the line as he battles to take out the Formula Oz class on his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R. Evan currently lies in 2nd position on the championship leaderboard and with the double point’s rule also counting for his class, the title is still up for grabs.
Find out more about the SA Kawasaki BCperformance racing team by clicking HERE to visit their rider profile.