Double podium finish for Milwaukee Yamaha at Knockhill

Double podium finish for Milwaukee Yamaha at Knockhill

Josh Brookes continued his run of podium finishes in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship by claiming a pair of third places at Knockhill in Scotland at the fifth round of the season.

Brookes had started on the front row of the grid for the opening race and held a pace to battle for the podium positions. The Milwaukee Yamaha rider had been pushing hard for second place in his quest to move ahead of Stuart Easton, but as he approached the Hairpin on lap 26 the yellow flags were out following a crash. Michael Laverty made a pass to push Brookes back to fourth, but following a review by Race Direction he was later issued with a one second penalty, promoting the Milwaukee Yamaha rider back to third.

Broc Parkes was determined to move forward after qualifying in 23rd on the grid but he was left battered following a crash in warm up. In the race the Australian continued to climb the order to finish 14th and salvage two points.

In race two Brookes was eager for more and was again in the leading group, but the race was red flagged after a short rain shower. The race resumed in dry conditions and Brookes was back in the hunt for the podium. He again battled against the PBM Kawasaki`s of Shane Byrne and Stuart Easton to finish third and maintain second place in the overall standings.

Parkes again endured a tough second race and improved his pace to finish in 14th position.

Josh Brookes

R1: 3rd, R2: 3rd

"We weren`t in a position to win this weekend and all we can do is try and improve things ready to try and come back stronger at the next rounds.

"I will watch the races at home and improve myself and look where I went wrong or even where I can improve to be better too. It is not the win that we were looking for today, but I am pleased to be on the podium for my sponsors and supporters."

Broc Parkes

R1: 14th, R2: 14th

"I am pretty happy to leave Knockhill to be honest and get to Brands Hatch as it wasn`t the easiest of weekends. I found more pace in race two as I got more familiar with the bike and circuit but I am still not happy with the results and definitely want more at Brands Hatch which is one of the circuits I know well."

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