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 email@example.com.