Jon Kirkham says he will be back to full fitness by the time he rolls down pitlane for the opening British Superbike free practice session at Snetterton on Friday following his 140mph crash at Oulton Park last time out.
The Samsung Honda man tipped off at Druids and was briefly knocked out in the accident but he is now almost fuly recovered and ready to claw back the points he lost while watching from the sidelines.
“I’m getting back to full fitness, not quite 100%, but by the time I get to Snetterton I will be. I took a big knock to the head in the crash and have needed a fair bit of rest to get over it, but now I am glad to be able to bet back on the bike. Prior to the race meeting the intention is to get a few miles in on it, blow the cobwebs out," said Kirkham.
"I need it because I missed so much track time at Oulton Park because of the crash. Snetterton is important to me in terms of pegging points back. I was lying fourth in the standings before the crash, now I’m ninth but not far off in terms of points. I need to stay on the bike and score strongly and consistently, then I can turn it around and still be well in contention.”