BSB » Tommy Hill won't race in 2013

"It is with great sadness that I will be deciding to have a break from the sport in 2013..." - Tommy Hill.

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T_pains - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 4:31 PM


I'm sorry but that is a shocking decision he has just made.


shaken - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 4:32 PM

Yes, a bit of a shock although I dont know if this should be expected (the sabbatical). Having achieved all in BSB, my feeling is that he cant get a ride in WSB - let alone MotoGP although to be just making up the numbers in the latter (MotoGP) on a hopelessly uncompetitive bike is worse than sitting out 2013. I hope for the best for Tommi and look forward to seeing him in something good in 2014!!!!

Jas6004 - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 4:35 PM

Tommy is one of my favourite racers and will be sorely missed, but I guess we would all like to take a year out from our jobs. All the best in the future Tommy and many thanks for years of top entertainment. Hope to see you in 2014.

Dan - Unregistered

November 09, 2012 4:40 PM

Shocking. Lots of people have been stuck in bsb for years and its payed off. Quitting isn't going to do you any good Tommy.

Very disappointing. You have gone way down in my estimation Tommy.


November 09, 2012 4:50 PM

Sad fact is that at the moment even the very best riders in allthe forms of motorsport are under huge pressure to bring finances to a team to get a ride.

Fairly simple equasion

Fewer sponsors paying less + high costs of running a comprtative outfit = Teams demand from riders

Maybe when costs are reduced things will change.

Also worth noting that in the same bunch of changes Esplezeto proposes to reduce costs he also states that he wants to bring about rules that even if riders are required to bring a budget they are guaranteed a reasonable wage.

At the moment some riders even top class ones not only have to bring sponsors but do not get a wage their only income is off track activities and occasional bonus payments from their race teams.

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