Brookes set to make MCE BSB return
Josh Brookes is set to return to the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in 2017, returning to Yamaha machinery with Anvil Hire TAG Racing.
Brookes moved to the World Championship after winning the 2015 MCE BSB title, with 13 wins to his name and a further ten podium finishes to his name that year.
The Australian will be the tenth different race winner on the 2017 grid and will add another name to a list that is steadily growing and packed with talent.
Brookes said: 'I am happy to be back in the MCE BSB; it is all really positive for me as I have probably raced more years in this championship than any other so it is my most familiar territory. I am looking forward to coming back, racing on the tracks and meeting the fans again.
'I was exploring a lot of different possibilities but the deal that Rob and the team have put together was the best option for me. To be riding the Yamaha again is the icing on the cake; I know what it is like to ride, I found my rhythm with it before and I know it suits me.
'I don't like my competition, I don't hate my competition - they are all competition so it is no different from any other year I have raced in the championship. My goal is still the same and that is to maximise the potential and environment I am in. I won't start focusing on other riders and what they are doing until the Showdown and hopefully we will be in a position to then focus on our main rivals.
'I think for me to win a second title would mean as much as the first because I have a constant hunger and desire for racing and remain as passionate as ever to leave Australia behind for the season to pursue a championship. I am always in search of results and improving on previous years. Every test, practice and qualifying session or the races I always approach with the same motivation and that is to try and beat the competition.'
11.01.2017 - Big Ed