Confirming what various racing insiders anticipated, Australia’s fastest Mountain Course competitor Josh Brookes, announced this morning that he won’t be competing at this years TT Races.
Brookes who is part of Be Wiser Ducati’s 2019 British Superbike Championship set up, is electing to focus his racing season on BSB competition with the Paul Bird Motorsport run outfit.
Speaking via Twitter, the 2017 Senior Classic TT champion, stated:
“A lot of people asking me about Isle of Man TT for this year. It’s not the focus target for the team, so I will join you watching this time.”
It’s disappointing news for road racing, TT fans that the third fastest event newcomer in history won’t be competing at TT 2019.
We mustn’t forget though, that this isn’t the first time that British Superbike commitments have stopped racers competing on the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
I wouldn’t at all be surprised if great racing all rounder Brookes returns to TT competition in the near future, and aims to build upon an event CV which includes five top six finishes, including finishing fifth in last years record breaking, history making Pokerstars Senior race.
Words by Stevie Rial