Anvil Hire Yamaha’s James Rispoli will return to action this weekend as the MCE British Superbike Championship heads to Oulton Park.
Following successful surgery on his left little finger, where the American has had the tip taken off due to the extent of his injures sustained in race one at Silverstone, he is now ready to get back on his Yamaha machine.
Rispoli has been working hard since the accident, having many physio sessions to build the strength back in his finger, and is ready to continue his development this weekend.
He said: “I’m really excited, my finger has been healing and everything is going to plan with it, and I want to carry on the momentum we had in qualifying and race one at Silverstone into Oulton Park. We are going to be starting a little bit on the back foot because we missed the test day, which was unfortunate.
I’ve been doing a lot of physio and a lot of laser work on my finger, and as far as movement with it goes, it won’t hinder me. However with the positioning of it on the handlebars I get stiffness from it, mainly on the sides where they folded the skin back up and there are a lot of nerves there, and that is where I could get some pain, and that could take some getting used to, but I’m confident it won’t hinder me getting a result.”
Rispoli has enjoyed at Oulton Park in the past, taking a second place in the second Supersport race last season, but it will be the first time he has been around the Cheshire circuit on his R1.
He added: “The goal again this weekend is to be among the factory bikes, and to be the top Yamaha, that is my new goal. It’s going to be tough because Hopper looked fast at the test and a few others did race runs. We need to really have as much time as we can and do as many laps as we can, so hopefully we an have have dry track time.”