Hill creeps back ahead of Brookes

Hill carries a slender two point advantage with just two rounds of the 'first phase' to go.
Three solid podium finishes at Snetterton have seen Tommy Hill return to the top of the MCE British Superbike Championship standings for Worx Crescent Suzuki.

Coming into the seventh round of the season having ceded his advantage to Josh Brookes at Knockhill, while the Australian would go on to win twice around the Norfolk circuit, a DNF in the third and final race ensured Hill would leave Snetterton as the weekend's highest scorer.

As such, his second place and two thirds have seen him edge back ahead of Brookes by two points, much to his satisfaction.

"We've had a very consistent run this weekend and I can't deny it's very satisfying to get back on the podium in all the races and to take back the championship lead,” he said.

"We were running less electronic aids on the bike this weekend and maybe this harmed my early race pace, but it seemed to work very much to my advantage in the second half of each race and I found I had a consistent feel to the bike that allowed me to confidently push hard at the end.

“A little bit of luck fell into our hands with Brookes going out in the third race, but it helps to be in the right place for when these things happen. No question I'm really looking forward to the Brands Hatch GP round now!"

Hill leads Brookes by two points in the overall standings, while he also has one more 'credit' than the HM Plant Honda rider ahead of the 'shootout'.

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Tommy Hill - Worx Crescent Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Hill, Mason, Ellison, Laverty [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Hill - Worx Crescent Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Hill - Worx Crescent Suzuki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
John Hopkins, British Moto Rapido [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Elliott, Tyco BMW, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Andy Reid, Tyco BMW, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Buelliful .

July 19, 2010 8:39 PM

"oy" or should I say "50cc" what is your beef with Tommy Hill man? Jeez, 1 trick pony. Unless it escaped your attention, he won several races at the start of the year, now HM-Plant seem to have the upper hand (but still have some issues with reliability) If he ends up winning the title, it's because he's earned it.

100cc - Unregistered

July 21, 2010 10:45 PM

In reality when was the last time suzuki were this far up in bsb championship?? They havnt since reynolds. Suddenly hill is on the bike and its the best bike in the world. A rocketship some say?? I think hill is the best british rider in bsb this year without a doubt and don't think his bike is quickest by far and this is strongest bsb has been for ages. He's not leon camier, but last year after first time on either worx or hydrex he wasn't far behind and neither of them bikes are £250,000 factory yamahas. Knock him if u want but TRUE race fans cant knock his ability. If u have personel issues ring jeremy kyle but don't try and belittle him when its clear as day how well he is doing...

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