Josh Brookes lies second in the overall standings ahead of Snetterton (25/26/27 May) but is determined to now hit the top at the Norfolk circuit which has in the past been a happy hunting ground for the Tyco Suzuki rider.
Brookes trails defending champion Tommy Hill by just six points ahead of the event, but the circuit is a firm favourite with the Australian; he claimed his first double win there back in 2010 before the huge redevelopment to the circuit and again last season he celebrated a podium with a second place finish.
Brookes said: "What can I say about Snetterton; that scary tree haunts me at the hairpin! Joking apart I love the track; I did a double win there in 2010 before the layout changed and last year I was on the podium when the circuit had its revamp. We always get a good reception from the fans there as they have a really good view from the banks; it is always pretty cool as a rider when someone comes up to you after a session and says 'I saw this happen' and witnessed things from the side of the track rather than a screen."
Brookes took his first win of the season with an impressive performance at Thruxton and has already notched up an additional three podium finishes. However the determined Australian is refusing to rule out any of his rivals ahead of this weekend and is fully focussed on the event ahead.
"In terms of the championship I knew Shakey would be strong because he started the season in the same way last year, so I always knew he would be a title contender, likewise with Tommy Hill, as he is the current champion and he returned with the same team," said Brookes. "But if you look at the statistics there have been six different race winners and ten different podium finishers in total so you can't narrow it down and it proves that there isn't anyone favoured to be the winner at Snetterton. But generally as a rider I focus on myself and how to make my Tyco Suzuki faster. You always have to consider how to improve and be better on track and then who you will be up against in the race is a mystery, a bit like racing the Stig."