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Swan Yamaha star Tommy Hill thrilled at prospect of racing on Snetterton 300 circuit

Wednesday, February 16 2011

Swan Yamaha BSB rider Tommy Hill is the latest racing celebrity to give the thumbs up to the new Snetterton 300 circuit, after visiting the circuit for a Motor Cycle News photo shoot last week.

The 2010 championship runner-up was able to ride on parts of the completed circuit layout, and was overwhelmed by the new design, offering insights to several areas of the venue: "My first impression of the circuit is that it is just immense and now without doubt one of the best tracks on the calendar, not only for the riders but also the fans watching trackside" Hill enthused.

"It is fast, flowing and has real character with the elevation changes and camber that wasn't there previously. Everywhere has more potential for overtaking manoeuvres and you can afford to push harder due to the nature of the corners. I can't wait until we race here in July."

Hill highlighted turns two and three for potential action, particularly in the opening laps.

"It will be important to get the exit of turn one right now as there is potential to make up several places, especially in the early laps of a race in the second turn. There will be some different lines, especially early in the race, and I think this part of the track will definitely see some action!

"Turn three is awesome. You will approach it at some speed and then it is flowing which will allow you to get on the power early and with the elevation changes there is going to be some serious sliding out of the corner! This is going to be one of the best parts of the track I think, especially as the spectator bank is directly ahead of us on track so the fans won't miss anything and probably see half the track."

Hill was equally as enthusiastic about the other new corners, and also made note of the revisions to Coram curve, which has made for a much longer radius corner.

"Turn 12 is now one of the longest corners in the country and I think another place for a pass. At the same time there could be a few crashes if riders push the front too hard. I'm sure it will be pretty hectic here on a final lap."

To read Tommy's full thoughts on the new Snetterton 300 layout click the link below to visit the BSB website.