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Hodgson Tests Rob Mac British Superbike

Monday, December 21, 2009
After a ten-year hiatus, Neil Hodgson is back in the British Superbike saddle, this time riding on the Rob Mac Racing Team Yamaha R1. The 2000 British Superbike Champ wrapped up testing in Spain where he also got acquainted with his new team and teammate, Dan Linfoot.
The 2000 British Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson has returned after a ten-year break from the series to join Rob Mac Racing.
Neil Hodgson is back in British Superbike for 2010. This time the 2000 BSB Champ is racing for Rob Mac Racing.

After the test Hodgson said, “That was a great first test with my new team, it was very much a getting to know everyone and having a blast on the bike. The real work starts in the New Year but I have a feeling of the bike to sleep on now and that is crucial. My shoulder repair feels great and I needed to ride to make sure so that’s good news. I have a great set of lads here in Rob’s team and I am really excited about coming home to race again”

British Superbike rookie Dan Linfoot made a wildcard entry in the 2009 season filling in for an injured Jon Kirkham on the Node 4 Yamaha. The Englishman had this to say about his recent test: “I am so happy we got to ride before Xmas and many of the other teams, to be honest I was a bit nervous as the bike I rode at the last round was a bit of a monster and I was thinking I have that again to try and master, but how wrong could I be, the new settings we have has calmed the bike down and I really feel that I am the driver not the passenger! We had a great test and I love my bike, I cannot wait to start in the New Year”

Team Principle, Rob Mac, was confident about his new team and the upcoming 2010 season. He said, “This test was very much about getting a good feeling within the team, we have gone through one of our toughest seasons in 2009 and needed a good motivational and fun trip to get us all fired up for 2010. Neil has really got my team jumping, he has injected a new lease of life into the team just at the right time, we all had a great time on track and a few beers for bonding reasons !! I am confident Dan will respond to having someone like Neil in the team and we all know his potential. All in all although it is a tough time to find budget to do these early tests it was the best investment we could have done, big thanks to Kevin Healy and Focused Events for helping make this test happen and I am sure we will pay all our supporters back in 2010” 

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Mark -Hodgson  December 24, 2009 04:21 AM
Neil Hodgson is a great talent and he deserves a good team and a good bike. Nobody in AMA Superbike can get past the Youshimura Suzuki Team. He really didn't have a fighting chance over here. I hope he does well in BSB, but we are going to miss him in the AMA series.
bob -yanks vs brits  December 22, 2009 07:01 AM
it didnt help his cause being on a ducati for a few years as the rules in the states worked against them them being restricted n all!!plus if you weren't on a suzuki then you were know where!
BRKNtibia -Yanks vs Brits  December 21, 2009 04:59 PM
It'd be great if he wins the championship. First Ben wins the WSBK title with a bunch of top Britts in the series. Then, after getting his butt handed to him for years in the states, Hodsgen wins the BSB title. Sure would make us look gook.