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Double DNF for Hill at Assen

Tommy Hill is looking ahead to the next World Superbike Championship round at Monza after coming away empty-handed from the latest event at Assen.

Hill started from his best grid position of the season in 17th, but after making a good start in the first race to be up to 11th position through the opening few bends, the British rider was down and out soon afterwards after crashing.

Picking himself up for the second race, Hill benefitted from the high attrition rate to be running 13th until the closing stages , only for a misfire and then an electrical fault to force him to retire on the penultimate lap.

A disappointing end to the weekend for the Althea Honda rider, he is hoping to return to the points for the team's home round at Monza.

“I'm very disappointed for what happened in race one. My start was pretty good but unfortunately in one of the first corners the front went away from me, probably because the tyre wasn't quite warm. In race two I managed to get a good start again, and get into a rhythm, and for most of the race I battled for thirteenth position.

“As the race progressed, the bike started to misfire, I pushed on hoping for my best finish so far, but on lap twenty there was an electric fault, causing me to retire from the race. Hopefully we can regroup and make progress for the next race. Thanks again to my sponsors, and the team”.


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chris - Unregistered

April 27, 2009 5:25 PM

what does "run out of flop" mean? I suppose you think he should have done better as he was on a factory bike. In reality he did as good a job as team mate Tamada and we know his pedigree.



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