Rizla Suzuki wants to win both Superbike races to beat the opposition 2:0 at Brands Hatch this weekend.

While World Cup fever grips the nation, the Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 duo of reigning British Superbike Champion John Reynolds and Italian stand-in rider Giovanni Bussei are eager to get on the score-sheets themselves.

Reynolds, who comes from the Midlands but ranks Brands Hatch GP circuit as his favourite track, is looking forward to the racing. He won a World Superbike race at the Brands Hatch GP circuit in 2000, one of his proudest achievements.

Reynolds said: "I want to win both Superbike races at Brands this weekend and with a bit of luck that will happen. The bike is getting better with every race and this is my track. The high-speed nature of the circuit suits us well, while the twisty in-field section is strong for us too - I hold the lap record from earlier in the year when we raced on the Indy track.

"I'm sure England would be happy with a 2:0 result on Saturday against Denmark. If I can score two wins over the opposition on Sunday, that'll make me happy as well."

Reynolds team mate, Italian Giovanni Bussei, will be enjoying his final stand-in race for the injured Karl Harris, who is still recovering from a broken left wrist sustained at round four at Oulton Park last month. Harris is hoping to be back racing again at Knockhill on July 7th.

Bussei wants to give his fans something to cheer about after his national side only just made it through to the next stage of the World Cup in unconvincing style. He noted: "I have raced at the Brands Hatch GP circuit many times as a World Superbike rider and thoroughly enjoyed it. Compared to my ride at Snetterton, I now know a bit about the bike and how it performs and a lot about the circuit. I expect to finish higher than my last set of results and maybe even challenge for a podium finish."

Team manager Paul Denning is optimistic. He concluded: "While the entire nation is planning its weekend around the World Cup, we are focussed purely on winning both Superbike races on Sunday. There's a feeling that this could be our weekend and we are all eager to get on with the racing. John and Giovanni's track records at Brands Hatch are impressive and the bike is coming on song just at the right time. A good bet for this weekend would be England to beat Denmark and Reynolds to hammer all-comers for a double victory on Sunday. Bring it on."

The racing starts at 1.30pm on Sunday June 16th at Brands Hatch, Kent.

 

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