British Superbike star Richard Cooper on comeback road after injury

ON THE COMEBACK ROAD -- Hucknall's Richard Cooper.
ON THE COMEBACK ROAD -- Hucknall's Richard Cooper.

Hucknall rider Richard Cooper is eyeing a second crack at the British Superbike Championship after continuing his successful comeback from injury.

The 31-year-old Cooper was a guest competitor at the opening round of the Darley Moor Motorcycle Road Race Club Championship in Derbyshire last weekend.

And he was in sparkling form, leading from start to finish to land the second Peak Cup race and then a couple of open solo races on his new machine.

Cooper’s debut Superbike season in 2014 was cut short when he broke his arm in the sixth round of races, only just after finishing second at Brands Hatch for the Anvil Hire TAG racing team. However, he is determined to make amends in this year’s championship, which gets under way at Donington Park over the Easter weekend.

Another Hucknall rider, Dean Ephgrave, also starred at Darley Moor, finishing second overall after a couple of third places in in the combined Steel Framed (SF) 600/Pre Injection 600 races. Ephgrave is the defending SF600 champion.