Motorsport: Russell Taylor is hungry for podium finish on his return to the track

Russell Taylor will return to action on the Brands Hatch GP track this weekend

Russell Taylor will return to action on the Brands Hatch GP track this weekend

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MOTORBIKE racer Russell Taylor is determined to make up for lost time by securing a podium finish when he returns to the track this weekend.

The Rayleigh rider contested the first three rounds of the MRO Minitwins season before a lack of funds forced him to miss the rounds at Oulton Park, Doninginton and Cadwell Park.

But having saved the £1,000 he needs to race, Taylor will be in action on the Brands Hatch GP circuit this weekend.

“I can’t wait to get back out there,” said a delighted Taylor, who rides a Suzuki SV650.

“It’s been a long time since I was on track and I’ve been scratching my head wondering how to fill the time.

“I’m confident of getting a podium and if luck is on my side then I could get a win.”

The full length GP track is Taylor’s favourite, although he has only competed on it twice.

But he heads into the four-race weekend tenth in the championship with 125 points after a strong start which saw him get a race win on Brands’ Indy circuit and further points at Snetterton and Silver-stone.

There are two rounds after the three-day meeting at Brands.

Taylor still harbours ambitions of riding next year’s Isle of Man TT race and is keen to hear from would-be sponsors.

Anyone interested in backing the rider can contact him at taylor10_66@hotmail.com.

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