|Brookes stood on top for both races at Silverstone|
Photo: MCE BSB
Putting in a qualifying time of 2.03.984 which could have easily got him on the MotoGP grid earlier this year on top of setting a circuit lap record, the Australian is on the form of his life and it seems to have come at just the right time.
Returning American John Hopkins stormed through into first position on the opening lap however the Lloyds British Moto Rapido rider was soon caught by championship contender Brookes. Starting from the fourth row of the grid Shane Byrne made up two positions in the opening lap, starting his charge for the front.
James Ellison shot past Hopkins as he fought to keep up with Brookes however despite staying up with the leader, tyre issues forced the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider to lose a podium spot in the closing laps. Reigning champion Byrne was able to move through the pack and take second position behind flying Brookes, with Peter Hickman securing a stunning third position.