Rob Mac confirms December Almeria test

Neil Hodgson will make his first appearance in Motorpoint Yamaha colours next month when he and Dan Linfoot test the R1 at Almeria in Spain
Rob Mac Racing has confirmed it will begin its preparations for the 2010 British Superbike season with a three day test in Spain next month.

Hot on the heels of the announcement that former British and World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson would return to the series with the Rob McElnea-run squad next season, both he and Dan Linfoot will sample the Motorpoint Yamaha at Almeria in December.

An opportunity for both riders to become acquainted with the bike, Hodgson is particularly looking forward to riding the R1 for the first time.

“This test will be great,” he said. “I have had some work done on my injured shoulder and the test will be good pyhsio, as well as help me get a base feel for the bike.

“The intention for us is to get a foundation and sleep on it ready for the next test. We know some of the areas we want to work on with the bikes and we are on the case now.

“I am looking forward to spending a bit of time with the boys and these laid back tests are great for team building. I can't wait.”

Having raced the Node4 Yamaha in the final two rounds of the season last year, Linfoot is also excited to be getting a proper test alongside Hodgson.

“I'm chomping at the bit to get going. I think the boys have learned a lot about the bike since the last time I rode it and I can't wait to get to try it. Having Neil around will be invaluable and a chance to get on track with him this early is just what I need.”

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Neil Hodgson - Motorpoint Yamaha [pic credit: Rob Mac Racing]
Neil Hodgson, Dan Linfoot, Rob McElnea - Motorpoint Yamaha [pic credit: Rob Mac Racing]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty, McAMS Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Bonnie Lane]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Rob Winfield, Anvil Hire Yamaha, BSB [Credit: Bonnie Lane]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, BSB [Credit: Anvil Hire Yamaha]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: MSV Media]
Howie Mainwaring Smart, Anvil Hire Yamaha []
Broc Parkes, ePayMe Yamaha, [Credit:]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit:]
Broc Parkes, ePayMe Yamaha, [Credit:]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit:]
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Howie Mainwaring Smart, Anvil Hire Yamaha []

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matty - Unregistered

November 21, 2009 1:34 PM

Fantastic news for the team the bsb paddock,we all want to see hodgson back if it wasnt going to be in wsbk then the bsb is the next best thing forget the ama what a crap series that was. good luck Neil :rolleyes: :p :) :-o

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