Yamaha World Supersport Team and Broc Parkes are joined once again by Tommy Hill following his fifth place finish at Brands Hatch last month.

The star of the Brands weekend, though, was Parkes who took his first victory of the season putting him into fifth in the championship going into the 11th of 13 rounds.

The summer break ended for the team last week when they attended a test at Magny-Cours. Despite wet weather hampering the test, the team gained some good data and set-up options as well as getting the ready for the start of the final push to the season finale.

Parkes didn't race at Lausitz last year due injury sustained in a crash at Assen but he took second in 2005, proving his capability on the R6 at this circuit. This weekend he will be looking for a good result, not least because the German round is the home round for the Yamaha World Supersport Team.

"Although I didn't race at Lausitz last year because of my Assen crash I've normally had good results at this circuit, including when I rode in WSB here in 2001 and 2002. The track is good; it's very technical and demanding because the corners are pretty tight and there aren't a lot of straights. It's also quite a tough track for hard braking," Parkes said.

"Brands was a real boost to my confidence and, with good results also in the last three races, I'm looking to get some more wins before the end of the season and I'll be working towards one this weekend," he finished.

This weekend's race comes hot on the heels of Yamaha's announcement of their WSS rider line up for 2008. Parkes will continue to ride the R6 for the Yamaha World Supersport team and will be joined by Fabien Foret for next season. "I'm really excited to be staying with the team for a fourth year," Parkes continued.

"I'm getting back to peak fitness following my accident at Donington earlier this season and I'm getting to the point where I wanted to be originally. I really like the team and am positive I can do a good job for them next year. Foret is a strong team mate to have and it'll be good to have two of us in the team who can push the bike's development even further," he concluded.

Tommy Hill is reunited with Parkes for this weekend; his second race partnering the Australian in the Yamaha World Supersport Team. Hill's first appearance with the team was last month at his home track in the UK where he brought the bike home in a credible fifth position. Hill has been drafted in from the Yamaha Virgin Media Optima Loans British Superbike Team for this weekend's race following a good test session with the team last week at Magny-Cours.

"I've never been to the Lausitz circuit before so it's not going to be easy this weekend. I need to get to know the track before I can start to focus on my times but I learnt the Magny-Cours circuit quite quickly last week and the team say that circuit is harder than this one so I'm hopeful of being able to put in some good times by the second practice session," Hill said.

"I'm looking forward to working with the team again - they are so professional and good to work with. I'm also keen to get back on the R6 again. I want to be on the podium this weekend and right now I don't see why I shouldn't be," he concluded.