Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE Racing Team has announced Australian Josh Brookes as a team rider for the Endurance World Championship Round 3 Suzuka 8H event alongside regular team rider Takuya Tsuda.

Brookes and Tsuda worked together in the 2013 Suzuka 8H event, finishing second following an unfortunate crash while recovering from a pit lane speed limit penalty.

We clearly remember their fighting spirit, and for sure they will bring the team on the podium again.

Tsuda has been the regular Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE Racing Team rider in the All Japan Championship and Suzuka 8H since 2013 and remains the nucleus of the team.

Brookes has raced in the highly competitive British Superbike Championship in recent years, taking the title in 2015. He brings passion, motivation and experience to the Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE Racing Team for the 2016 Suzuka 8H event.

The Suzuka 8H race provides a unique challenge for all the leading teams and riders who will once again rise to meet that challenge on July the 31st.

The Yoshimura tuned Suzuki GSX-R1000 machine continues to devlop and improve and the Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE Racing Team is working hard to make even more competitive in the coming two months.

An announcement on the third Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE Racing Team rider for the Suzuka 8H will be made shortly.