After sustaining injuries at the Mondello Park round in June, the Etchilhampton near Devizes rider struggled at the subsequent rounds at Knockhill and Oulton Park prior to the tragic accident which cost the life of his elder brother Ollie at Mallory Park during practice on July 20th.
As a result of these circumstances, the former runner up in the Virgin Mobile Cup and his team missed the subsequent rounds at Croft and Cadwell Park but following a meeting with Team NB last week, it was decided that Tommy would return to the track onboard the Suzuki GSXR1000 that he has campaigned this season and on which he scored top ten placings at both Silverstone and Snetterton earlier in the season.
Commenting on his return, Tommy said: "It's time to go racing again and I'm really fired up to get out there and give it my best shot at Donington. It's been a tough old year what with getting injured at Mondello and then losing Ollie at Mallory but I met with the team last week and we agreed it was the right thing to do to race again. I want to finish the season on a high note for everyone, not just for myself but also for my family and Ollie, as well as everyone at Team NB and it's fitting that we aim to see through what we started. Some good results will also remind everyone that I'm in the shop window for next year also!"
Practice takes place at Donington Park on Friday 21st September with qualifying on Saturday 22nd followed by two, twenty lap races on Sunday 23rd.