Tommy Hill sees this weekend's three-race Brands Hatch BSB format as an opportunity to make up for the race-day disappointment of his Worx Crescent Suzuki debut at Mallory Park.
Substituting for the injured Sylvain Guintoli, Hill made a spectacular return to BSB competition by being fastest in Mallory practice and only narrowly missing out on pole position to championship leader Leon Camier.
But Hill was forced out of the first race - while challenging for the lead - by a crashing Josh Brooks, then had to familiarise himself with wet weather racing (after two years without a wet race) in the second, where he battled to eighth.
As a result, Hill - who began the year in WSBK - feels he has unfinished business heading into Brands, when he'll have the added challenge of the Kawasaki World Superbike team, making a one-off appearance in the series, and WSBK racer Karl Muggeridge, who is substituting for the injured (and banned) Brooks at HM Plant Honda.
“I'm really looking forward to Brands Hatch this weekend. With three races that's three chances, and as far as I'm concerned after what happened at Mallory Park there's unfinished business,” said Hill. “My last time here was in 2007, racing in world Supersport, and I very nearly got on the podium then, so as well as being local, this is a good circuit for me.”
Team manager Jack Valentine is hoping for a 'replacement' podium for Hill in race one, and then see what happens.
“I'm looking forward to Brands. The three-race format should be interesting and with the festival atmosphere MSV are looking to promote it has all the makings of a good weekend,” he said.
“Tommy continues to impress us, having put in even more good work through the recent testing. We'll be looking to get a podium in the first race - to replace the one that was snatched away from us at Mallory - after that, the rest will be a bonus."