TYCO SUZUKI ALL SET FOR OULTON PARK

Tyco Suzuki head to Oulton Park this weekend for the sixth round of the British Superbike Championship, and the second visit to the Cheshire circuit this season.

After a decent showing at Knockhill, Josh Brookes will looking to elevate himself back to the top of the championship standings, and his first win Oulton Park.

He said, “I’m looking forward to the three race programme at Oulton as it always adds a bit of excitement.

“I’ve had some good battles there in the past and also earlier in the season.

“I haven’t won at Oulton before so that’s a good incentive, but then I’ll be looking for wins at all the tracks from here on in.”

Alastair Seeley bounced back at Knockhill after struggling at Snetterton, and will be looking to force his way into the all-important top six.

He said, “It’s all been positive for me since our last outing at Knockhill.

“We’ve tested at Kirkistown and ironed a few things out, so I’m in good shape and also in a good frame of mind coming into Oulton.

“My consistency at Knockhill has got me within striking distance of the top six, so hopefully when we come out of this triple header I’ll be in there with Josh and the boys.”

Also flying the Tyco Suzuki flag at Oulton will be American PJ Jacobsen, who will be riding the team’s GSX-R1000 Superstock machine.

The 18 year-old New Yorker joins the 2010 Superstock title-winning team with a wealth of experience, including podium finishes in the AMA SportBike Championship and a championship win in the AMA Pro Road Race 125cc class.

He is also the first American to score a podium in the Spanish CEV 125 Championship and he now he is turning his attention to the British Championship.

Jacobsen said, “I tested the team’s GSX-R1000 Superstock bike at Kirkistown in less than perfect conditions, but was very pleased to get down to 56-second lap times.

“This will be my first visit to Oulton and although I can’t expect too much, getting into the points would be a bonus.”

Philip Neill, Team Manager, added, ”

“It’s nice to be able to help PJ out after he explained he’d been let down with another ride. It certainly wasn’t planned, but as he was staying locally with a friend of the team, it wasn’t a difficult decision to make.

“I had spoken to him earlier in the year about a potential Superstock package for this season, but it was a bit late in the day, although I’m sure he’ll enjoy his Oulton experience.

“In BSB we’re obviously looking to continue our consistent run of form with Josh Brookes and pick up on the information we derived from our first visit to Oulton earlier in the season. Those improvements will hopefully see Josh fighting inside the top three all weekend.

“And Alastair showed a return to form at Knockhill and was unlucky not to qualify further up the grid, but he rode well and it helped his championship chase.

“Oulton should be a stronger circuit for him, which should see him challenging his way into the top six.”

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