Tommy Hill hopes he will be fit enough to once again fight for BSB race victories in this weekend's fourth round at Thruxton.

The Swan Yamaha rider currently lies fifth in the standings after non-starts at round two (Oulton Park) following a warm-up crash. Hill then fought through the pain of his injured shoulder to take points (including a sixth place) last time out at Croft.

"I feel ready for Thruxton and I have been having some more laser treatment and acupuncture since Croft to try and be as fit as I can be for the next round," said the 2011 Brands Hatch Indy race winner and early title leader.

"At Croft I did the two races and then wanted to put my helmet back on and do more as I was feeling stronger as the weekend went on.

"The Swan Yamaha team have also been working hard with the bike so we are as prepared as possible to be up there come Bank Holiday Monday. Last year I had a pole position, a win and a second place at Thruxton so ideally I would like a repeat if not better.

"I want to be pushing for wins again rather than worrying about my shoulder and I think the extra time will make all the difference. I want to be fit again and not needing to make any excuses; I want to get the championship back on track and hopefully I can do that at Thruxton."

Team-mate Michael Laverty is only eleventh in the standings after a wrong tyre choice in race one at Croft, then a crash in race two.

"I just need to turn my fortunes around this weekend at Thruxton," said Laverty. "I have had the speed throughout the practices and qualifying but so far it just hasn't translated to the races and now I really need to be turning it into results and podium finishes.

"I was unlucky at Croft with the first race on the tyre choice and then in race two I had that crash; I need consistent finishes to try and gain back the ground I have lost now. I need to be back inside that top six in the standings, which is what we are capable of.

"I intend on going out there and doing the best possible job I can to get the Swan Yamaha back inside the top three and on that podium at Thruxton."



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