CHRISSY Rouse is hoping to pick up where he left off a fortnight ago and continue to push for improvements as the Pirelli National Superstock Championship heads to Snetterton this weekend.

The Geordie maths teacher is eyeing more progress as the championship moves to the 2.99mile Snetterton 300 circuit in Norfolk.

Last time out, the Stauff Fluid Power Kawasaki rider crossed the line fifth at Cadwell Park, returning to his home near Newcastle feeling confident that he’d made big steps forward.

This weekend he will line up for one 14-lap race on Sunday afternoon and is keen to hit the ground running when free practice begins on Friday – and is confident he can continue to push from where he left off.

“I’m really looking forward to Snetterton this weekend,” he said. “We came here for a pre-season test earlier this year and it rained constantly so hopefully that doesn’t happen again and we get a few more laps in!

“I do feel like we turned a corner at Cadwell with the bike and it was great to be able to run at the front so I’m hoping to continue to keep progressing this weekend and hopefully we can be back to fighting near the front.”

Rouse’s weekend begins this Friday, September 3 with the first of two free practice sessions at 10.55am. Qualifying will take place on Saturday and the weekend will culminate in the 14-lap race at 2.50pm on Sunday.