CHRISSY Rouse is looking forward to returning to Norfolk this weekend as the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship heads to Snetterton.
Just days after graduating as a maths teacher from Newcastle University, Rouse will be back in action with the Morello Racing Kawasaki squad as the series makes its annual trip to the flat but fast former airfield.
As the Geordie racer prepares for his third race meeting in four weeks, he is hoping to improve on his fifth place at Donington Park at a track which has historically yielded some of his best results.
“I really like Snetterton, I’ve had some great results there over the years and I think the track should really suit the Kawasaki,” he said. “I was fifth last time out after a tough weekend so I’m hoping we can improve on that.”
Rouse arrives at the Norfolk track as a newly-qualified maths teacher following his graduation on Monday, but this weekend, the only numbers he’s interested in will be those on the result sheets.
“I got my first ever win at Snetterton back in 2009 which to this day is still the best moment of my life. That was on the old track before the infield section but I love the 300 layout and looking forward to racing on it this weekend.
“We’ve reached the halfway point of the season now and I’m currently eighth in the championship, which isn’t really where I wanted to be. I want to try and push for another strong points finish this weekend and hopefully claw back some more points.
“Over the last three races I’ve scored 40 points which have helped me climb the championship ladder. I want a good finish this weekend so I can hopefully climb a little higher up the order.
“The weather tends to always be pretty good too – so I’m looking forward to what I hope will be a positive weekend.”
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