Josh Brookes announced last night at the TT 2017 launch, that he is planning to pilot TAG Racing’s Superstock Yamaha in this years Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock race.
Returning after a gap of three years to the Mountain Course, the Australian will need as many laps as possible in late May during practice week, to gradually reassert himself with the Mountain Course, which he has already lapped on close to the magical 130 mph mark.
TAG Racing who are running Josh under the Anvil Hire Yamaha banner in the British Superbike Championship, would be first timers to the Isle of Man, should they run the works Norton rider in the four lap Superstock TT.
Alongside his proposed plans with Stock 1000 machinery, Josh is also considering taking in the Monster Energy Supersport races.
Photo by Rod Neill
A former lap record holder at the North West 200, we all know he has the capabilities to become a front runner in the future around the world famous Manx roads
Looking towards TT 2017, in my opinion I think there’s an outside he could secure at least one top six finish.
I am also tipping him to lap for the first time in excess of 130 mph, even possibly 131, as long as all the elements fall into place.
Words by Stevie Rial