Former MCE British Superbike champion Tommy Hill might have been in the game longer than most but says he still gets emotional ahead of a new season, as he takes charge of the Be Wiser Kawasaki team.

Hill, team manager, is out in Cartagena in Spain for pre-season testing with riders Danny Buchan and Chris Walker and says he feels more competitive than ever.

"For me today has been pretty emotional to be fair," Hill told "There have been so many days, hours and months that we have dedicated to this project to get it to this level. I am always pushing for improvements, but to be here today and seeing the bikes on track after starting with a blank canvas, not even a tool in the box, is a great feeling.

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"We have worked really hard and it is nice to see the work on track. I have been working with the mechanics and the riders and it is exciting times. I want the best for everyone and that is what we are going to be aiming for all season."

The 30-year-old, who celebrates his birthday in Spain next week, quit motorcycle racing in 2012 to pursue a career as a self-employed graphic designer. The 2011 BSB champion also competed in World Superbikes in 2006 and 2009.

However, the lure of racing has clearly returned to Hill and he will manage the Be Wiser Kawasaki team for the 2015 season. He says although its strange not to be racing he's delighted to be back in the BSB fold.

"This is the first time I have come here and not riding but I am happy being this side of the fence today. I still hold the lap record here, but I am happy this side and my competitiveness that I have had on the track before I am not putting into the garage."