‘Fourth isn’t where I should be fin­ish­ing’

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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! ’

Hil­lier wasn’t pleased with fourth but pushed hard

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