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Hill: Not what we hoped for from Brands

Tommy Hill admitted that the latest rounds of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship hadn't gone to plan for the Worx Crescent Suzuki team, despite picking up a hat-trick of top seven finishes in the Brands Hatch triple-header.

Hill picked up fifth in the opening race of the weekend on Saturday and was keen to try and break into the podium on Sunday, but fell just short with fourth place in race two.

The podium position then looked a possibility in race three as Hill quickly climbed up to third, but he struggled to match the pace shown earlier in the day and could do nothing to prevent others coming through as he dropped to seventh.

"This wasn't the worst day, but it wasn't the best either," he said. "We made progress in the first race today and being so close to getting the podium really fired me up for that second race. But right from the start I knew it wasn't to be as I'd lost a load of feeling in the front.

"I knuckled down and I really didn't want to lose places but it was a very difficult race. Definitely, these are not the results we come racing for."



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Tommy Hill - Worx Crescent Suzuki
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Dunlop, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Taylor Mackenzie, Bennetts Suzuki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
John Hopkins, British Moto Rapido [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty, McAMS Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Glenn Irwin, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jakub Smrz, Lloyd & Jones/PR Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jakub Smrz, Lloyd & Jones/PR Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Cubikrube - Unregistered

August 11, 2009 4:14 PM

Take away the wildcards and you move up 2 places in each race so it could have been worse. I'll agree that Camier is head and shoulders above the rest but i think Tommy is at the same level, if not better than the others around him.

Martin - Unregistered

August 12, 2009 12:56 AM

Rutter - 6 races, 35 points. Hill - 5 races, 37 points, despite a tougher field and Brands and losing a podium at Mallory through no fault of his own. He also has a better best grid position (2nd v 4th) and race result (4th v 5th). No contest.



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