Hill holds steady at rainy Silverstone

Hill favours a cautious approach as he secures a pair of solid top ten finishes at Silverstone.
Tommy Hill will take an 11 point advantage into the final round of the British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park, despite missing the podium at a sodden Silverstone.

The Worx Crescent Suzuki rider had hinted at a victory challenge during practice and qualifying, but took things easy during the races as rain arrived to make things unpredictable.

Battling a fading tyre in race one to finish eighth, Hill followed it up with a fifth in race two meaning he heads to the final triple-header round Oulton Park with a comfortable advantage of 11 points over Josh Brookes.

Labelling Oulton Park as his favourite circuit on the calendar, Hill is looking forward to the prospect of a title showdown.

“I'm not over the moon with the performances but I am happy with the outcome,” he said. “We had a few setbacks today but the job was to keep a level head throughout, bearing in mind my championship lead, and not take excessive risks. Consequently it was my rivals who were taking the risks and so suffered the worst misfortune.

“So I'm looking forward to Oulton Park, it's probably my favourite track of the championship. While not everything went to plan this weekend we did again find podium pace both in the wet and dry so I'm confident that we have everything we need to fight for the title come the final Showdown.”

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September 27, 2010 2:58 PM

I think Tommy did well when you look at what all around him were doing. I honestly thought Laverty was going to end up close to the top of the leaderboard as well as Rutter but they both made errors. Tommy looked proper rough on Eurosport but said it was man-flu, wasn't trying to make excuses just said it as it was. That start in the second race must have left brown stain in his leathers! Much better performance by Tommy in the 2nd race even if some of it was down to others mistakes. To finish first, first you must finish...finger's x'd for Oulton Tommy and whatever happen, if the winner hasn't won it via the old and new points system then the new system is a joke! (whether that person be Hill, Rutter or whoever)

hot rod - Unregistered

September 29, 2010 1:09 PM

I know what u mean tricati. I have little respect for people under false names putting riders down. I saw him at weekend and he looked rough looked more than just man flu. I now have more respect for him as he brought it home in both races and did just get on with it!!!! Pleb

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