Hill sweeps the board at Knockhill

Swan Yamaha's Tommy Hill boosts his hopes of securing a place in the BSB 'Showdown' by winning both races at Knockhill.
Tommy Hill did his chances of reaching the MCE British Superbike Championship shootout a great service by sweeping the board during round five at Knockhill.

Proof that he has fully recovered from the shoulder injury that threatened to scupper his title dreams, Hill was in excellent form around the Scottish venue, regardless of the weather conditions.

Sprinting away to a dominant victory in race one from pole position, though Hill was challenged hard by Shane Byrne in race two, once into the lead he eased to a fairly comfortable victory.

His second and third wins of the season, Hill is now classified third in the overall standings, though more crucially he is 41 points clear of seventh place man Peter Hickman.

“It has been a hard few rounds and we have been on the pace and then it just hasn't come together in the race,” he said. “I thought it could have been a lottery again here this weekend with the weather but we have been lucky it was dry so there were no excuses this weekend. I thought if we could get into the front and get into a rhythm then we could be there and I couldn't believe it when I crossed the line in the first one.

“In the second race to win again was unbelievable and I have to thank the Swan Yamaha team for their hard work to get us up there. It has been fantastic to get the clean sweep of pole, fastest lap and two race wins this weekend.

“We knew we could push but it is just great for our championship; more points and more podium credits was what we needed and that is what we got and that will prove so important later in the season ahead of the Showdown."

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190mph - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 11:07 AM

Excellent riding by Hill, and Shakey doing what he needs to do to stay at the top of the standings. I think it might be a good idea if the run-off area of the first corner was tarmacked over, this would allow those who go off track to get on the brakes and slow down - instead of sliding off the bike and then into the path of oncoming bikes like the Hopkins incident. Very lucky not to get collected by another rider when that happened.

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