Josh Brookes a triple-winner at the British Superbike season finale at Brands

Josh Brookes brought his Be Wiser Ducati Panigale V4 R home in 1st place to take the chequered flag once again this afternoon, his 3rd win of the weekend and his 10th of the season.

Brookes got the holeshot from pole-sitter Tommy Bridewell to lead for the entirety of the race and take the win. He was kept honest throughout the race by Tommy Bridwell who pushed him all the way, with the Oxford Racing Ducati rider finishing 2nd.

The championship title came down to this final race, but Brookes’ triple win was not enough to make up for his points deficit to teammate Scott Redding, whose 3rd place finish was enough to see him crowned 2019 British Superbike Champion in his rookie season at a packed Brands Hatch.

Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati #45) – 3rd
2019 British Superbike Championship Winner
“After a few lean years, we came here to try and win the championship and we did it! It means so much to me to win this and I can’t thank everyone enough for all their support and it feels so good to have so many people behind me. I’m over the moon to have won the BSB Championship and we’re going to have a big party tonight!”

Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati #26) - Race 3 – 1st
2019 British Superbike Championship – 2nd place
“I came here with the objective of winning all three races and that’s exactly what I’ve done so I can’t not be happy with how this weekend has gone, it’s ultimately elsewhere where I’ve lost out on the championship.

A championship is judged on the whole year, not just one weekend and there are opportunities at every round to get points. There hasn’t been any time this year though where I don’t think I could have done better but I can’t deny the fact I’m disappointed not to be returning in 2020 with the number one plate! I’m looking forward to next season and although Scott won’t be figuring, there’ll always be someone to step up and there’ll be plenty more challenges ahead.”

Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati #46) – 2nd
2019 British Superbike Championship – 3rd
"We started the season with the intention of winning the championship, all in all to be fair to the team for where we have come from, to be fighting for the championship going into the last round is a massive achievement. I am super proud of my achievement and the teams, we don’t really feel like we have put a foot wrong and proud of what we have achieved as a small team. The year’s been fun and I am sad to see it finish, now we have time to analyse things over the winter, where the bike, the team and I can improve as a rider and come back stronger next year. This year we didn’t expect to be so dominant and fighting for podiums, for next year we will looking to win the championship and race wins from round 1, so looking forward to putting that into practice. I have come back from some hard times, with teams and 2007 losing Ollie and it is unbelievably hard to come back from that but I try and use that as a strength.”