No Josh Brookes at 2015 Isle of Man TT

A big disappointment for fans and most likely Brookes himself

JOSH Brookes will not compete at the 2015 Isle of Man TT according to Milwaukee Yamaha's team owner Shaun Muir.

Brookes has competed twice at the TT, but it looks like the popular Australian will not be racing on the roads at all next year.

Muir is reported to have said the YZF-R1 development programme needs the team to concentrate purely on circuit racing.

Muir said: 'I worked very hard on Josh to get him to stay with us. There was no doubt that if he was staying in BSB that he would stay with us, which was good to hear. I know he wants to do the TT but his focus is going to be working very closely with the factory.

'We have made a package for him to do these wildcards, and we have given him options in his contract to go to WSBK with the factory supported team whoever that may be. For that reason we want to keep him sharp and on the money.

'Our relationship is such that the factory in Japan has made it very clear that the focus on short-circuit racing will be the British Superbike championship, which is fantastic for us and the BSB championship. There is going to be a high level of input from Japan.'

Brookes is still part of the official Yamaha team for next season and will take part in the Suzuki Eight-Hours as well as selected World Superbike rounds as a wildcard.