Josh Brookes signs for Norton for 2018 Isle of Man TT

Rennie Scaysbrook | February 5, 2018

Josh Brookes signs for Norton for 2018 Isle of Man TT—Former Australian and British Superbike Champion Josh Brookes will compete in the 2018 Isle of Man TT as part of the Norton factory team for the second year in a row.

Brookes will return to the TT with the aim of winning the Superbike and Senior events for Norton.

Brookes currently holds the fastest lap completed by a Norton at the TT at 130.883mph and will be a dark horse for the podium in the Superbike and Senior TTs. He returned to the Isle of Man later in 2017 and secured his maiden Mountain Course win with victory in the Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race riding a Paton as well as riding a Rotary Norton to within 5 seconds of Steve Hislop’s fastest ever lap.

“It was a real honor to represent Norton last year,” said Brookes. “After a couple of years away it took me a bit of time to get dialed in again and despite the weather disruption I really felt comfortable by the end of race week and I’m raring to go again and build on last year with the team and add to their history around the Isle of Man.”'

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