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Simon Patterson  says:

Hill announces shock sabbatical

2011 British Superbike champion Tommy Hill has announced that he will be taking a year-long sabbatical from racing for the 2013 season. The Kent rider has released a statement stating that  his failure to secure a seat at world championship level has prompted the decision, citing a desire to move forwards from the British championship. He further explains that he has spent most...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (09 November 2012 17:36)

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Sheene Fan7


Mar 03

Posts: 254

Sheene Fan7 says:

well taking a year off isn't going to move you're career forward

it will set it back good move tommy..

more like there is more to this than is being said

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Jan 04

Posts: 131

dessp2 says:

Sounds like

A bit of a cry for help to get his phone ringing

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Dec 10

Posts: 474

eddl says:

I decided to have year off from racing that was 20yrs ago still waiting for the phone to ring........

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Feb 10

Posts: 566

RobTZ says:

A real shame

You can see his point.

He is a world class rider and I felt that his motivation seemed to be lacking a little towards the end of last year.

He should really have been given a top flight WSBK ride after the 2010 season.

I hope he gets the Aprilia ride.



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May 09

Posts: 514

leecho says:

what a joke

if you had won this yrs championship you might of got a ride in wsbk, but ya not good enough, so to give a good ride up in bsb, you must be mad, or have earned to much money last yr.

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Dec 08

Posts: 1301

boybilly1967 says:

Unusual thing to do, he obviously feels trapped in the BSB championship, I dont know if taking a 'career break' is a good thing though.

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Sep 10

Posts: 31

Tommy Hill

This is a crazy move, in the current climate you cannot be so choosy. He will find it very hard to get a top flight ride in 2014 within BSB let alone SBK or MotoGP...

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May 12

Posts: 1007

cornbowl says:

I think

Tommy was disappointed with his peformance in the last few races, he didn't handle the pressure well, he was disillusioned, but taking a year off is not going to do him any good, unless he gets a surprise offer in WSB, and I can't believe Shakey is even thinking of a move to MotoGP, as he'll go from hero to zero, and it's a shame as it will draw a line under his career, as I reckon he'd got a couple more BSB titles in him on that Kawasaki.

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Aug 02

Posts: 736

grayzx7r says:

Except for LeeCho's comment I agre with all those made. It's just a crying shame that someone whose got so much talent ,to say nothing of the size of his bs ends up with nothing for next year. I don't think this will be the end of the matter somehow--watch the news

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Feb 04

Posts: 987

Good Luck

Top Bloke Tommy

Good Luck to him and it give some one else a great oppertunity

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