The recently-injured Tommy Searle returns to top-flight competition at the second round of the Maxxis British Championship held at his home venue at Canada Heights in Kent on Sunday. It’s been five weeks since Searle last raced when his pre-season return to form received a setback after a first turn crash with Evgeny Bobryshev at the Dutch GP. Searle clipped Bobby’s Suzuki in Valkenswaard which left him with a badly-broken collarbone. He underwent surgery straight away and now it’s all systems go for his return at the Heights.
We spoke to Tommy after he’d put some bike time this week. He said: “I feel great on the bike but I have to build up again. When I’m riding smooth in practice the shoulder feels great but I’m not happy or feel comfortable getting out of shape at the minute and I can’t attack the or hit the bumps how I’d like to.
“But I’m happy to be back riding and I’m looking forward to racing at my home venue Canada Heights as it’s always good to catch up with friends and family at the races to not to mention I like racing around the track and I have good memories from my early years there.”