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David Brook on a high in Anglesey
4:50pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in Sport
David Brook might not have stood on the top of the podium, but he still had plenty to be happy with at the latest round of the Motodex Pre-National 600 at Anglesey.
The Bradford rider – who qualified in third behind Stephen Parsons and series leader James Shaw – finished second in race one, lopping just under a second off his qualifying time, and was third in race two.
Brook partially rescued a terrible start in race three, when he dropped from second to fourth, by coming third, setting a new pre-national lap record by over a second on the fifth lap.
His start in the fourth and final race was even worse, and Brook was sixth after turn one, but clawed it back to fourth by the finish.
Brook, from Clayton Heights, said: “Ending a meeting on a result that falls short of your expectations is a real pain, although the weekend’s results overall were good and I broke the lap record.
“My race craft really let me down in Wales and I need to push from lap one at Mallory at the end of this month to make sure I am in with a chance of a win.”
Brook, complete with his airbrushed helmet sponsored by Napoleons Casino and backed by new sponsor Rob Shackleton, owner of RFS Engineering, will not be riding his Yamaha R6 after Mallory.
He explained: “I plan on securing my second in the championship and selling the bike to fund next year’s bike, a Kawasaki ZX10R, which I will run in Thundersport again in Superstock 1000 and select rounds of the British Superbike Championship towards the end of the year.”