Hill eyes Assen fight back

Despite playing second fiddle to Josh Brookes at Donington Park, Tommy Hill will start the Title Showdown as the rider to beat...
Swan Yamaha's Tommy Hill had to take a back seat as Josh Brookes romped to a stunning MCE British Superbike double at Donington Park, but the reigning champion is already seeking payback at Assen.

Hill continues to lead the championship by 10 points over the Tyco Suzuki ace after finishing on the podium twice for the fifth consecutive round yesterday.

He took the runner-up spot in race one before finishing on the rostrum again in the second outing, dropping a place to third behind Michael Laverty.

But Hill was more than happy to leave the Leicestershire circuit with more podium credits and is now focusing on the Showdown opener at Assen in two weeks' time.

“Two podiums were what we needed today and it is nice to have a bit of a lead in the standings going in to the Showdown at Assen.

“You can't pay too much attention to it though as anything can happen.

“Cadwell Park was my weekend to do the double and this weekend it was Josh Brookes'.”

Hill had been targeting victory at Donington but after struggling in practice and qualifying was content with his results after a tough weekend.

“It has been a bit frustrating for us as we wanted to try and come away with two double wins but we still have that ten points over Josh so hopefully we can keep pushing on and come out on top at Assen,” said Hill.

“We have been struggling all weekend but we made a big change this morning, then we managed to pull something out of the bag.”

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Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Jake - Unregistered

September 12, 2012 12:26 AM

"Leon has failed to shine on any bike recently" Did you not watch wsbk in 2010, after finishing 2nd in the championship on a Suzuki that had no support from the factory, Haslam was the most sought after signature in the paddock. And thats how he got the BMW ride.

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