The Worx Crescent Suzuzki team head to Kents Brands Hatch GP circuit this weekend for the eighth round of the British Superbikes Championship (BSB). The weekend is set to be something special, with a unique three-race programme for the BSB riders set over Saturday and Sunday.
Brands Hatch GP is the second event with the Worx Crescent Suzuki team for Tommy Hill. Substituting for the injured Sylvain Guintoli, Hill impressed at the last round, being consistently fastest in practice and only narrowly missing out on pole position. In the races, however, luck deserted Hill, being forced out of the first race while challenging for the lead by a crashing Josh Brooks, and then having to refamiliarise himself with wet weather racing (after two years without a wet race) for the second, battling to a respectable eighth.
Hell have his work cut out this weekend too, with added competition from the Kawasaki world superbike team, making a one-off appearance in the series, and with world superbike racer Karl Muggeridge substituting for the banned Josh Brooks at Honda.
Tommy Hill: Im really looking forward to Brands Hatch this weekend. With three races thats three chances, and as far as Im concerned after what happened at Mallory Park theres unfinished business. My last time here was in 2007, racing in world supersport, and I very nearly got on the podium then, so as well as being local, this is a good circuit for me.
Jack Valentine, team manager: Im looking forward to Brands. The three-race format should be interesting and with the festival atmosphere MSV are looking to promote it has all the makings of a good weekend.
Tommy continues to impress us, having put in even more good work through the recent testing. Well be looking to get a podium in the first race to replace the one that was snatched away from us at Mallory after that, the rest will be a bonus."
As mentioned, the weekend will be made all the more entertaining given an impressive list of additional attractions. These include special demonstrations from 15-time world champion Giacomo Agostini and parades of race bikes from yesteryear, including Suzuki RG500 works racers from the 1970s and 80s.