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Josh Brookes announces TT return this year

2023 will mark ten years since his mountain course debut

Rider Josh Brookes has announced he'll make his TT return in 2023.

The double British Superbike Champion will ride alongside 2022 Senior TT winner and outright lap record holder Peter Hickman at FHO Racing on the Snaefell Mountain Course.

He's set to contest the Superbike, Superstock and Senior races on a BMW M1000RR machine.

This year will mark ten years since Brookes made his TT debut back in 2013 where he finished tenth in the opening superbike race and at the time became the TT's fastest ever newcomer clocking an average speed of 127.726mph.

Four years later in 2017, this time riding for Norton, he clocked his first 130+mph laps in the superbike and senior races, taking eighth and sixth places finishes respectively along with a sixth-place finish in the lightweight race on Ryan Farquhar's KMR Kawasaki.

Later the same year he won the Classic TT Senior Race on board the Winfield Paton whilst deputising for the injured John McGuinness.

After appearing for Norton again on the Snaefell Mountain Course in 2018 he signed for Paul Bird's Ducati outfit in 2019 and remained there for four years - his resulting BSB commitments meant he was unable to contest the TT.

However, he did get a chance to appear at the North West 200 in 2022, securing third and fourth place finishes.

Speaking about making his TT return this summer, Brookes says 'it's good to have the box ticked and now be able to say it's happening', adding  he's 'nervous and excited' but is looking forward to 'getting stuck in' on the TT course again.

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