Three solid podium finishes at Snetterton have seen Tommy Hill return to the top of the MCE British Superbike Championship standings for Worx Crescent Suzuki.

Coming into the seventh round of the season having ceded his advantage to Josh Brookes at Knockhill, while the Australian would go on to win twice around the Norfolk circuit, a DNF in the third and final race ensured Hill would leave Snetterton as the weekend's highest scorer.

As such, his second place and two thirds have seen him edge back ahead of Brookes by two points, much to his satisfaction.

"We've had a very consistent run this weekend and I can't deny it's very satisfying to get back on the podium in all the races and to take back the championship lead," he said.

"We were running less electronic aids on the bike this weekend and maybe this harmed my early race pace, but it seemed to work very much to my advantage in the second half of each race and I found I had a consistent feel to the bike that allowed me to confidently push hard at the end.

"A little bit of luck fell into our hands with Brookes going out in the third race, but it helps to be in the right place for when these things happen. No question I'm really looking forward to the Brands Hatch GP round now!"

Hill leads Brookes by two points in the overall standings, while he also has one more 'credit' than the HM Plant Honda rider ahead of the 'shootout'.


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