JONNY Towers is gearing up for a return to Thundersport GB this weekend and he’s bringing the big guns in a bid for the crown.
The 2017 Supertwins champ, who has been largely out of action since a shock departure from his title defence two years ago, has reunited with 650 mastermind and former road racing star Ryan Farquhar in a hunt for more silverware.
Aside from the odd classic endurance outing, the Moto Direct and RST boss has been away from competition for the best part of 24 months. But after testing last week with Farquhar, he admits the itch came straight back.
“The whole idea came about after chatting with Ryan,” he told UK Clubsport. “He has ongoing ideas on development and I fancied a run out.
“With Donington being just up the road it was too good an opportunity to miss, it’s a perfect location for me and my local circuit. I haven’t raced a Supertwin since May 2018 when I left Cadwell, but when I rode it last week the feeling came back and the bike felt great.
“I’ve no idea who I’m up against this weekend because it’s been two years, but I’ll be looking out on Friday. If it’s dry on the weekend then I’ll be aiming for lap times similar to when I raced Lukas Wimmer. I have new RST kit to test as well so it’s a good chance to put three days into that.”
Towers looks set to face opposition from the likes of former Scottish Lightweight champ Scott Campbell, Wirral 100 front-runner Max Dixon and British Junior Supersport regular Max Lofthouse, among others.
He has also hinted at an assault on the Freetech Endurance series in the near future – lock up your CBR125s…