THUNDERSPORT GB regular Dave Brook is fired up and ready to make his road racing debut later today.
Brook, who finished third in last year’s GP1 championship despite missing the latter half of the season due to serious injury, is out at the Isle of Man getting set to tackle the Steam Packet International Southern 100 Road Races.
Aboard the Team Arkoni BMW, Brook is set for his first taste of racing on the roads, and admits it’s something he has wanted to do for a while.
After getting in some laps of the Billown circuit on his road bike last month, he is now looking forward to trying it for real when then action begins today.
“I’ve always wanted to try the roads and I suppose it was just an itch I had to scratch,” he added. “This year I don’t have the pressure of a championship to worry about so it’s freed up the calendar enough for me to have the time to do it.
“If I’m honest, I’ve always wanted to race the Mountain Course used for TT and the Manx, but the Southern 100 will give me the chance to see what I think of the roads without the stress of learning 37miles worth of corners.
“I got some late testing in last week and I’m feeling fit and ready. I had the all-clear from the doctors a while back, and I’ve worked hard on building my fitness so I’m now in a great place to finally give it a go. I can’t wait.”
The Steam Packet International Southern 100 gets underway this evening at 6pm. Stay tuned to UK Clubsport for the latest from Billown…
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