Josh Brookes

Brookes beats off Ellison for Dutch win

Josh Brookes pulled off the victory in a dramatic second MCE British Superbike Championship race at Assen as the Milwaukee Yamaha rider fought off the challenges from James Ellison and the chasing pack in a tense battle for the win.

The start of the race was the battle of the nerves as the rain started to fall, but then halted and as the track continued to dry before the start all of the riders opted for slick tyres apart from Dan Linfoot and Honda Racing.

Brands Hatch qualifying: Byrne takes pole

Shane Byrne has taken pole position for tomorrow's races at Brands Hatch, after title rival Josh Brookes crashed in the qualifying session this afternoon.

  • Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) 1m:26.131s
  • Chris Walker (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +0.058s
  • James Ellison (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +0.254s
  • Jakub Smrz (Millsport Ducati) +0.373s
  • Tommy Bridewell (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.550s
  • Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +0.597s
  • John Hopkins (Tyco Suzuki) +0.644s
  • Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.734s
  • Richard Cooper (Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki) +0.750s
  • Dan Linfoot (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +0.768s