Tommy Hill has vowed to find a solution to his problems after failing to score in either World Superbike race at Monza.

Having missed out on a place in Superpole, Hill found himself caught up in a spectacular accident at the start of race one, the Briton being knocked off his Althea Honda, which proceeded to catch fire when it impacted with the tarmac.

Unhurt by the fall, Hill returned to track with his second bike but couldn't dial out the problems he had been suffering throughout the weekend.

Finishing 20th in the first race, Hill ended 16th in the second having run as high as 11th in the early stages.

"Race one was really very difficult for us," he said. "Immediately after the start there was a big crash in the first chicane, someone bumped into my bike and I crashed.

"We were able to restart the race as I did not injure myself, although I was forced to use my second bike and I struggled with the same problems I have found during the qualifying session.

"I tried to ride aggressive but I couldn't really chase the riders in front of me and the only thing I could do was try and finish the race.

"My second start was just OK and I did my best to push in the race. The bike was fast when riding straight but I lost some important time when changing direction. Of course I'm not happy with my today results but I'm determined to continue to work with my team to improve our results."


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