‘Fourth isn’t where I should be finishing’
James Hillier was disappointed to finish fourth on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR in the Senior TT after declaring he was ready to win earlier in the week.
“Fourth place isn’t where I wanted to finish, nor is it where I should be finishing but I did all I could,” he said.
Unsettled by a few big moments caused by poor suspension set-up in the initial red-flagged race, Hillier made the most of his time to make changes before the shortened, fourlap restarted contest.
“I’m not sure if I could have carried on if the first race hadn’t been redflagged as the problem with the rear shock was causing the bike to be a real handful,” he explained.
“I was having moments everywhere, including a big one at Ballagarey on the first lap when my head was through the screen.
“I gradually got into a bit of a rhythm and brought the bike home for a good fourth,” he said, after making changes for the four-lapper.
‘I had some big moments – my head went through the screen! ’