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Josh Brookes went the opening 10 races last year before gaining a race win, but once he did, there was no stopping him. The Aussie went on to claim 13 of the remaining 16 races, and with it, the MCE British Superbike Championship.
And so, after much discussion – will they, won’t they? Team owner Sean Muir decided to leave BSB and take his team to face a new challenge for 2016 – World Superbikes. Milwaukee Power Tools remain as title sponsor, but interestingly there’s a change to the motorcycle of choice. Following a somewhat difficult period of decision making, Sean has opted for change, and BMW power. ‘Brooksy’ remains with the team, and is joined by former Moto GP competitor, Karel Abraham.
Whilst the Czech Republic National has been involved at World level since 2005 (125, 250, Moto2 & then Moto GP last 5 years), there are no guarantees as to how he will settle into World Superbikes. He could just struggle, but on the other hand….
No such fears for Brookes, as Production based motorcycles have been his bread & butter for nigh on all his career ( Supersport & Superbikes), he has however only raced a couple of half seasons at World level on both Superbikes & Supersport. His best being 2008, having placed third overall in the World Supersport Championship. It’s not going to be easy, but his is a highly organised & professional team, who could just be the surprise team of the season.