Primo Bournemouth Kawasaki's James Hillier will once again split his time between road racing and British Superbikes in 2012, taking his Kawasaki ZX-10R to the Isle of Man TT and the rest of the big internationals as well as gunning for glory in short circuits.
It will be the fifth year the Hampshire rider has competed on the Mountain Course and the winner of the prestigious Newcomers Trophy in 2008, has now firmly established himself as one of the leading racers at the TT. He is also hoping to enter an ER-6f in the Supertwins class as well as the big bikes.
“I’m really looking forward to the year ahead and with regards to the TT I simply want to keep on improving and build upon the results I’ve achieved thus far. No-one’s getting slower so it’s not getting any easier but I’ve been steadily getting faster and would like to think I’ll be there or thereabouts this year. I’ll take it as it comes though as that’s the approach that’s served me well thus far and although I haven’t set myself many targets, I would like to crack the 130mph barrier on the Superbike," said Hillier, who literally dropped a bollock in a big crash at Brands last year.
“I’ll also be contesting the new Lightweight TT and am really excited about that. Ryan (Farquhar) has done all the chassis work for us with the ER6 Kawasaki and the bike sounds really good so it could be the one that gives me my best result. It should be a bit more of a level playing field and promises to be a really good class.”