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Hillier on rostrum at North West 200

'Obviously, the podium on the Twin was the highlight and it's great to know that we're right in the ballpark again in the class and well placed for success again at the TT' - James Hillier
Quattro Plant Kawasaki's James Hillier was back on the podium at the North West 200 after finishing as the runner-up to Jeremy McWilliams in the Supertwin race.

Hillier also finished tenth and ninth in the Supersport and Superstock races respectively during the Thursday evening schedule before taking eight in the second Supersport event on Saturday, which was the only race held after bad weather forced the cancellation of the event.

Tipped as a future TT winner, Hillier is now looking forward to the Isle of Man showpiece, which gets under way with the opening practice session next Monday.

“The weather's been a factor all week and had it not been for that I think my results would have been better, but I'm happy with how the racing's gone and with the progress we've made with the bikes,” he said.

“Obviously, the podium on the Twin was the highlight and it's great to know that we're right in the ballpark again in the class and well placed for success again at the TT.

“It's a shame we didn't get more races on the Saturday but the rain was really heavy and the spray along the straights was really poor so the organisers made the right call for sure,” added Hillier.

“Apart from the problem with the Superbike,
I'm happy now with the set-up of the bikes and with the weather being tricky, it was simply a case of riding within myself and keeping out of trouble.

“I finished in the top ten in all of the races and my name's right in amongst the list of contenders for the TT.”



Related Pictures

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James Hillier on the Quattro Plant Kawasaki ZX-10R
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
John McGuinness celebrates his Senior TT victory with runner-up James Hillier and Ian Hutchinson
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the RC Express Kawasaki
Ivan Lintin on the RC Express Kawasaki Supertwin
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Superstock Kawasaki
James Hillier on the Quattro Plant Kawasaki at the Isle of Man TT
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the RST Superbike race
Supebike TT winner Bruce Anstey with James Hilier and Ian Hutchinson
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Superbike TT
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki at Ballacraine during Isle of Man TT practice
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki during practice for the Isle of Man TT
Gary Johnson on the GBmoto Kawasaki Superstock machine
Jamie Hamilton at the North West 200
Dan Kneen on the Padgetts Honda at the North West 200
Keith Amor leads Gary Johnson at the North West 200
James Hillier
Gary Johnson at the North West 200

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