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British Superbike Championship rising star Ryan Vickers hoping injury woes are over

Thetford rider Ryan Vickers is hoping his injury woes are behind him as he prepares to race at his home track in the sixth round of the British Superbike Championship at Snetterton this weekend.

The 20-year-old has suffered a broken collarbone as well as a broken foot and concussion following two separate crashes in his debut season at the elite level.

Vickers made history when he became the first champion of the National Superstock 600, a series for riders under the age of 25, to make the step-up directly to the Superbikes by signing a deal with the Marham-based RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki team.

Following his dream move, he's had rotten luck with injuries, but he's confident fans will now start to see the best of him for the remainder of the season - starting at Snetterton on Sunday.

Ryan Vickers returns to the garage after his practice session. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"There's so many other people in the class who have crashed more, but just got away with no injuries," he told ITV News Anglia.

"I've just been unlucky. We'll build back from it and we'll come back stronger. It's one of those things and it's a learning year for me."

Vickers has been passed fit to race at Snetterton after he was given the all-clear from medics on Friday morning.

He's had success at the circuit during his way to glory in the National Superstock 600 series last year, but he's not putting any pressure on himself to repeat the feat this weekend.

"Whatever happens, happens," he said.

"Obviously, if I can get in the points - brilliant. We'll just have to see how the weekend goes. I'm not going to be thinking about positions at this point, this weekend is just about getting a good result, and more importantly, staying on the bike!"