Injured Hill will race at Croft

The BSB title contender is hoping his Croft appearance will enable him to make up the ground he lost when he missed Oulton Park.
Tommy Hill says he will try and race at Croft in an effort to lessen the impact on his British Superbike Championship title hopes, the Swan Yamaha rider insisting he is feeling fit.

Hill was forced to miss the second round of the series at Oulton Park after hurting his shoulder in an accident during warm-up, a meeting he had dominated up to that point.

However, while team manager Shaun Muir had misgivings about whether he would return for Croft, Hill is going as far as targeting the podium.

"I have been on the mend since Oulton Park and doing everything I can to get back racing the Swan Yamaha,” he said. “I have had laser treatment, magnotherapy and visited an oxygen chamber to basically do as much as I can. I have good movement in the shoulder and I have set myself the target of coming back this weekend at Croft as I want to get back on the podium for the Swan Yamaha team as soon as possible.

I have been resting up and I have some more treatment planned before the weekend, so we will have to see what happens. I just need to concentrate on getting out there and scoring as many points as I can for the championship."

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 9:30 AM

Tommy Hill was interviewed by Eurosport during their WSB coverage and said the Doctor had told him the injury had a six week recovery period, but he would try to be back for Croft. I would have thought it would be better to sit out this round, but I'm not Tommy Hill! Whatever he decides - best of luck and sorry to see any rider get injured.

iRONIC - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 9:12 AM

Fair play for the commitment but he is really stupid to return until he is fully fit. desperation, now will maybe lose him the championship later on in the year.

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