Milwaukee Yamaha’s Josh Brookes claimed his third pole position of the season at the eighth round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park, lapping inside the existing lap record to set the pace.
Brookes had topped the final free practice session this morning despite a small crash, but the Australian bounced back with a stunning performance in Datatag Qualifying to leave his rivals trailing ahead tomorrow’s two races.
“All weekend I have been fast, but I had a little slip off in the session this morning – I think we were chasing a unicorn! We were trying to improve the bike when it was already really good and where we gained a little bit, we lost a bit in another area and I slipped off and my confidence was a little knocked.
“It doesn’t matter how well you are going, even if you have a little crash it does do that so Q1 & Q2 I took it steady and was building up to give it everything in Q3. We have worked hard for it today.”