Triumph Triple Challenge series leader Chrissy Rouse is full of confidence ahead of this weekend’s triple-header at Snetterton’s MCE British Suoerbike round, saying his rivals are going to have to ride well to beat him.
The 17-year-old Stratstone Triumph Racing rider is looking to extend his championship lead when the series resumes at the Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk this Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 5-7, 2013.
The Geordie currently leads the title chase by 26 points over nearest rival Phil Atkinson, and with three races this weekend – including the rescheduled one which was postponed at Thruxton in April – he has eyes firmly on three solid podiums.
“I just want to get three good results, three podiums and consolidate my lead in the championship,” he said. “We’ve had nine weeks off but it has flown for me as I’ve been pretty busy with exams and things.
“The good thing is that now that’s all out of the way and I can really concentrate on the racing. I can put all of my focus into Snetterton now without worrying about homework and revision which is nice.
“We’ve got three races and I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve done some testing at Snetterton so I’m very much looking forward to racing there again. I feel like I know the track really well now and I think we should definitely be competitive this weekend.”
It’s been more than two months since the last round of the single-make series, but for Rouse, who is currently half way through his A-Levels, the time has passed very quickly.
“As I say I’ve been very busy with school and exams and I think that’s been really good as it’s meant I haven’t just been sitting around thinking about the racing. It seems a long time since I had the double win at Oulton Park, yet at the same time I haven’t had a lot of time to think about it.
“It’s a good position to be in, leading the championship with a healthy points advantage and I just hope we can come home from Snetterton in the same or an even stronger position.”