Fourteen-time British Supermoto champion Chris Hodgson will be back on his home track this weekend as he continues his comeback following an extended break from the sport.

A spur of the moment visit to the Three Sisters Circuit at Wigan in July following months out of the saddle saw the Maryport racer’s curiosity get the better of him.

He got back on a bike, felt like he had never been away and since then has competed in the last two rounds of the British championships.

This weekend he will be back at his home track, Rowrah Raceway, for the penultimate round and looking to continue down the long road back to mounting a title challenge.

“I’m hoping to win this weekend but the weather is going to be a big factor,” he said.

“The plan is to keep trying different things and get the bike to where it should be to go again next year.”

Despite being a 14-time British champion, the 31-year-old has found it tough getting back on track after a year away from the sport, with his fitness and sharpness not at the levels required.

But, with more track time and his enthusiasm back, Hodgson hopes he can get back to top form and look to add to his tally of championship wins next year.

“I was a bit nervous before I got back on a bike, probably worrying that I’d be rubbish,” he said.

“I crashed that first morning three times and got that out of my system.

“It was a multitude of things that kept me away from racing but I was there in the background and doing the coaching.

“I didn’t really miss it until I got back on a bike and wondered why I’d stopped.”