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Chris Burns sets sights on Dutch Superbike glory

'I am going out there hell-bent on winning the championship, second or third place doesn't interest me' - Chris Burns
Newcastle's Chris Burns will again compete in the Dutch Superbike Championship this season after completing a deal to remain with the GS Racing Team with official support from Ten Kate Racing.

Last year ex-MotoGP rider Burns finished third in the series on the team's Honda and he hopes to mount a serious challenge for the title in 2012.

"I am going out there hell-bent on winning the championship, second or third place doesn't interest me," he said. "Last year we had some good results
together and turned the bike into a race-winning machine which was always up
at the sharp end. This year we all want the same thing. We all want the title."

Burns and his new team-mate Dutchman Peter Politiek will get their first
taste of their new Honda CBR1000-RR machines in a two-day test at Valencia
on Friday and Saturday, before heading to Aragon on Monday and Tuesday
for an official Ten Kate test.

The championship begins at Assen on April 9, and the team also plan to enter the Assen round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship in September with a bike built to BSB-specification.

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Faststang - Unregistered

April 25, 2012 2:22 PM

In regards to the tires... doesn't surprise me.. but neither would it surprise me to find the highest ranking teams to be using equal tires, from them or other competitor brands. He has a fast steed, heard they have some tricks up their sleeve with the electronics / ignition and engine as well from some quite contributors which the competition doesn't have. +1 Burns!

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