The Rapid Solicitors-Bathams Ducati team return to Brands Hatch this weekend for the eighth round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship as Michael Rutter and Martin Jessopp bid to close the point's deficit to the top six in the overall standings ahead of the Showdown.
Rutter made a return to the BSB podium in the only race run at Oulton Park and is targeting a strong points haul in the Brands Hatch triple-header in order to get closer to a slot in the end of season Showdown
"It feels like a long break since Oulton Park and this weekend couldn't really come soon enough,: he said. “It was great to be back on the podium for the Rapid Solicitors-Bathams Ducati team at Oulton Park but we know that we need to repeat that again this weekend in order to get closer to that top six.
“We have three races so there are plenty of points available we just need to work hard and get the best results we can. There are still six races before the Showdown so we need to do everything to be back on the podium this weekend."
Team-mate Jessopp had a difficult weekend at Oulton Park, but is now back to full fitness after his accident at Oulton and keen to focus on the future.
"I can't wait for the weekend as the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit has to be my favourite on the calendar and we have three races to get the best result we can for the Rapid Solicitors-Bathams Ducati team,” he said. “Oulton Park was a tough weekend and we want to put that behind us and build on what we learnt so far this season. The track has been a good track for us in the past and now we have had a few weeks' off I just want to get back out there."