Catching up with Josh Brookes

POSTED: 11/08/2022

It's question time for this riding superstar...

We interviewed Josh 'Bad Boy' Brookes at our Ducati Summer Celebration this year to understand why he loves motorcycles so much, what his greatest memories are, his biggest challenges and preparation tips for new riders. With the Bennetts British Superbike Championship 2022 well underway, we've seen a challenging start for the rider - however Brookes responds to questions with optimism, racing spirit and champion-hungry passion.

Scroll down for the full interview with Bad Boy Brookes...

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Josh Brookes is an Australian motorcycle racer best known for his continued appearance in the Bennetts British Superbike Championships, where in 2020 he won the first place podium position. Josh is currently in the 2022 BSB and is working his way up the results table.

Brookes' first international race was as a wild card at Phillip Island World Supersport in 2004, where he raced his Australian championship motorcycle. Qualifying in the front row and then going on to win the race, it was clear Josh had incredible racing talent. From there the podium positions kept flowing for this 'wild card', where he now stands as the most successful rider on the current Bennetts BSB grid.

Get to know Josh! Here are some fun facts about Josh:

First Job: Motorcycle Mechanic

First Bike: Honda QR50

First Race: 1988

Favourite Circuit: Suzuka

Josh brookes on the track with number one bike
Josh Brookes holding the trophy at BSB 2020
Josh Brookes walking around with his winning helmet
Josh Brookes on the track winning
Panigale V4 side profile in red

Ride like a legend...

Josh Brookes rides a track-certified Panigale V4. If you too want to ride like the pros why don't you try a Panigale V4 out for yourself? Book your test ride today.

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