British Superbike Championship – Round 3, Snetterton Preview

After a virtual six week break for the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT, the British Superbike Championship kicks itself back into life this weekend at Snetterton in Norfolk for round three of the 2014 championship.

American John Hopkins returns refreshed from his trip back home to California, looking to get his season well and truly underway with some top performances; as are his BSB and British Supersport team-mates Josh Waters and Taylor Mackenzie.

John Hopkins:
“After a disappointing weekend at Oulton last time out I’m very determined to get things back on track this time around at Snetterton, and I think the track will be good to us as a team. The Showdown format allows a bit of breathing room at the start of the year, but now we need to come back stronger. I’ve put a lot of time into my race fitness since being back home on both my road bike and motocross machine. I want to be up there fighting this weekend.”

Josh Waters:
“I went on Honeymoon after Oulton to Italy and spent some time with the team and the Mackenzie family at the TT. I’ve been keeping up my fitness and can’t wait to get back on my GSX-R this weekend at Snetterton.”

Taylor Mackenzie:
“I had a good run at Snetterton last year with Tyco Suzuki and after a sluggish start to this season I’m determined to be up there at the sharp end this weekend. There’s nothing like a few weeks away from racing to get you fired up and with the weather looking good for Snetterton there’s sure to be a massive crowd there this weekend, which is also a motivating factor.”

Philip Neill – Team Manager:
“We are all looking forward to getting back to BSB action this weekend. After a less than satisfactory start to the year, a few weeks off to fulfil our NW200 and TT commitments have allowed our BSB riders to re-evaluate and get themselves well prepared for an intense few months in British championship – starting this weekend at Snetterton. It’s time to get back into the thick of the action at the business end of both championships and the whole team is fired up and ready for the challenge.”