Tommy Hill heads into the opening round of the 2011 British Superbike Championship looking to replicate the form that saw him score a win and a second place finish at last year's Brands Hatch season opener.

Hill embarks on a new challenge this season after joining Swan Yamaha over the winter, Hill bidding to bounce back from just missing out on the 2010 title by making amends this year.

Fortunes have been mixed during testing, Hill scoring a new lap record at Cartagena last month before losing significant track time at Snetterton a week ago following a crash.

Nonetheless, Hill is confident he can get his 2011 campaign off to a suitably strong start at Brands Hatch once again.

"I just want to get to Brands Hatch now after what has really been six weeks off. We set a new lap record at Cartagena and we felt confident after those tests. It was disappointing for me that I missed out at Snetterton with a crash, but it doesn't take long to get back into it on the Indy circuit.

"Once we have the first day on Good Friday to blow the cobwebs away we just need to be consistent and score some good points. That was the approach I had last season and I came away with a first and second place plus the championship lead so who knows what can happen.

"I just need to push on at my home circuit, get the best results I can for the Swan Yamaha team and then prepare for Oulton Park the following weekend."



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