Ricky and Ryan are on their way to Thruxton for round 7 of the Hyundai Heavy Industries British Sidecar Championship with one goal in mind: to finish on the top step of the podium.
The champions have had a troublesome season so far but things seemingly took a turn for the best at the end of the previous round at Brands Hatch.
As a Hampshire-based team, Ricky and Ryan are headed to their local racing circuit full of determination, buoyed by the fact they celebrated a double win here last year.
Thruxton is their favourite track. It suits their driving style and the outfit.
After Brands, Ricky is fairly confident that the engine issues have been resolved but they will be getting extra technical support from Bournemouth Kawasaki this weekend, to give them the best possible chance.
Ricky and Ryan have some tough competition to fight off in the shape of the Reeves brothers, the Birchall brothers and Team Kershaw. They’ll need to keep their head down and stay cool if they want any chance of repeating last year’s double win.
Thruxton is a three-race event for the Hyundai Heavy Industries British F1 Sidecar Championship, with two races on the Saturday and one race on the Sunday. Ricky and Ryan will be hoping for fine weather to help them in their challenge.
Last year Ricky and Ryan secured their first two wins of the season at Thruxton but they also got pushed off the track the following day. They are determined to not have anything like that happen again.
For Ryan, the goal is to get a good qualifying time and focus on the race and staying on the track.