Rizla Suzuki's British Superbike Champion John Reynolds is aiming for the top step of the podium when he returns to racing his GSX-R1000 in the sixth round of the British Superbike Championship at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire this Sunday.
JR missed the last two rounds of the series as he continued his recovery from a broken right leg. He rode his Rizla Suzuki at an official test at the 2.1-mile long Croft Circuit last week and was fourth quickest and bubbling with enthusiasm at the end of the day.
Croft Circuit is close to Rizla Suzuki racer Scott Smart's hometown of York and he is hoping that the support of his home fans will give him a boost as he continues to get to grips with his GSX-R1000.
One of the most popular events on the BSB calendar, a bumper crowd is expected to attend Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire. Superbike racing starts at 1:20pm on Sunday, June 5th. It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. A highlights package of all the racing will be shown by Channel 4 one week later.
"I am so hungry to race that I can hardly sleep thinking about this weekend at Croft. If people are expecting me to make a half-hearted return to racing then they are sadly mistaken. I am going to Croft and aiming for the top step of the podium and nothing less. My Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000's good enough and I want to do it justice."
"Croft is almost on my doorstep and is very much my home track. I'll be looking for support from the local fans on Sunday and want to repeat my podium performance from last year at the same track.
"I like Croft, it is fast and flowing and I am coming to it with more confidence and experience on my Rizla Suzuki than at any time previously this season. I so want this to be the weekend it all comes good for my team, they deserve silverware for the efforts the have put in."