Josh Brookes sets his sights on opening his 2015 British Superbikes victory account at Snetterton
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The podiums have been flowing this season for Josh Brookes – yet he will arrive in Norfolk still waiting for his first victory of the year.
The popular Australian will be among the big draws at the weekend, when the British Superbike Championship and support series come to Snetterton for one of the circuit's marquee events.
Brookes' Milwaukee Yamaha shattered the lap record at the Norfolk circuit during testing last month, and now hopes round four will prove lucky for his title challenge.
'Snetterton is considered a horsepower-important track with the long back straight and the climb up the front straight, and there are a lot of corners on the infield section so you have to get everything right,' said Brookes.
'It's very hard to narrow down who the main challengers for the win will come from. I don't think I can pinpoint one person, as there is such a broad number of riders who I wouldn't be surprised to be in a battle against in the two races.'
Joe Burns will make his return to BSB at Snetterton, launching his own team having previously raced as a wildcard at Assen last year.
Burns said: 'I can't wait to get racing again at Snetterton as there has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes to be back on the grid.
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'We've been using the time before Snetterton to test, so we should be able to hit the ground running next weekend.'
Tens of thousands of fans are set to descend on Norfolk between Friday and Sunday for the Superbikes, with 37 riders from across the world in action.
A dozen support class races will take place across the three days, while Sunday will include a special appearance from Grand Prix legend Giacomo Agostini – the illustrious 15-times world champion will be supporting Italian manufacturer MV Agusta's campaign, and attending an official ceremony to formally inaugurate the corner of the track named in his honour.
The main raceday will also feature a display from the 6 Regiment Army Air Corps and the Apache, the world's most advanced multi-role combat helicopter.
• Discounted advance tickets are still available for the weekend – visit snetterton.co.uk or call 0843 453 9000.