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Gary Johnson set for gruelling season on the roads and short circuits

Gary Johnson has revealed ambitious plans to combine a full season of British Superbike Championship racing with appearances at four international road racing events.
In addition to contesting the full 2010 British Superbike Championship, Gary Johnson is aiming to race at four major road race meetings.

The Broughton rider will race for AIM Suzuki in the 2010 BSB, in the new Evo series. However, he has also committed to racing Superbike and Superstock machinery for the team at the Isle of Man TT and North West 200, as well racing Supersport equipment from the Rev2Race East Coast Construction team at both those meetings as well as the Ulster Grand Prix. He is also planning another assault on the Macau Grand Prix.

At last year's TT, Johnson secured his best result to date – third in the high profile Senior TT race, following Steve Plater and Conor Cummins home. He also had the honour of carrying the number one plate and leading off the races.

With the BSB championship getting underway in early April, the NW200 in May, the TT from May 29 to June 11, Ulster GP in August and Macau in November, it promises to be a gruelling season for Johnson, especially after carrying a knee injury through the winter.

However, he says he is now full fit and ready for the ambitious schedule.

“I have been having a lot of treatment on my damaged knee throughout the winter and am now 100% fit and ready for the challenge.”

“Having ridden for Alistair Flanagan and the AIM team at Macau in November I feel I know the team well and we work well together so I am really looking forward to the new season.”

“To ride in the new Evo championship is a great opportunity for me. I want to get some good results for the team in the first year of Evo but it is also a great chance for me to get the track time and develop the bike. In terms of BSB we have our fingers crossed for a good season and I think we have as good a chance as anyone to go out there and have a good shot at the first Evo title.”

“We have a lot of pre-season testing planned so we will certainly be ready and all prepared for the first race at Brands Hatch at Easter.”



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