Norton has confirmed that Josh Brookes will continue his road racing efforts with them in the 2018 Isle of Man TT.
The 34 year old Australian superbike racer will be piloting the infamous 1,200cc Norton V4 RR.
The 2018 Isle of Man TT will start at 26 May 2018 until 8 June 2018.
Josh Brookes has announced that he will continue his road racing efforts with Norton for the 2018 Isle of Man TT series. This is his second year with the British motorcycle manufacturer. The 34 year old Australian superbike racer will be piloting the Norton V4 RR where he finished sixth in last year’s Senior TT race.
Brookes is currently active competing in the British Superbike Championship where he finished at an impressive second place. Piloting the Yamaha YZF-R1 from the Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha squad, Brookes was only three points behind the 2017 BSB champion, Shane Bryne of Be Wiser Ducati.
This time around, Josh Brookes is looking to take the Norton V4-RR to the next level especially with its full carbon fibre fairings and a monstrous 1,200cc V4 engine which produces over 200hp and 130Nm of maximum torque. The full-factory team looks determined to bring in a TT win for 2018 where it broke the 130mph (209km/h) average speed barrier on the infamous Mountain Course.
According to Brookes, “This bike is definitely capable of getting on the podium. In fact, with the right person on it last year I think it could have been on the podium. For me to get into the 130mph club without taking too many risks and still not knowing the circuit too well and coming back after two years, I was happy, but the right rider could have been within grasp of a podium, so with further improvements I think it will be challenging at the front without doubt.”
There’s no news on who their second rider might be but there have been talks about bringing in John McGuinness aka “The King of the Mountain” into the mix. As most of you have already known, McGuinness announced that he has parted ways with Honda.
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