Ryan Vickers heads to Round 7 of the 2023 British Superbike Championship at Thruxton with a newfound appetite for victory after getting his first taste of success last time out at Brands Hatch.
A long-awaited maiden BSB win for Vickers in what is now his fifth season competing in the plus-1000cc class, his trip to the top of the podium come amid a run of impressive form for the LAMI OMG Yamaha rider.
After getting his first career podiums on the board at Donington Park and Knockhill, Brands Hatch saw him officially join BSB’s winners’ circle with victory in the shortened rain-affected opening race.
As such,it meant only half-points were available for the Norfolk rider, a quirk of circumstance he’s keen to rectify at Thruxton, one of his stronger venues in previous years.
“I am really looking forward to Thruxton especially coming off the back of Brands Hatch as that was my best ever Superbike round of my career,” he told the BSB website.
“It was an amazing round at one of my toughest circuits, so to have my strongest performance at my worst circuit as such made it even better. That shows the run of form that we are getting at the moment.
“I am really happy to get to Thruxton, which is probably the strongest circuit for the Yamaha and also probably my favourite circuit and in the past my best results have always come at Thruxton, and on some bikes that don’t usually have the strongest of results there.
“I am really looking forward to it; we are going with the same attitude of the last couple of rounds, and just build and concentrate on ourselves and then we should be right there in qualifying and for the races.
“The team has given me a great bike and I want to be battling for the wins and podiums again and I am sure we will be doing just that. We have been building nicely the last four rounds but to have podiums at four rounds and leading races has been amazing.”
After missing one round earlier this season due to injury, Vickers has ascended to ninth in the overall standings after six rounds of the 2023 BSB season.