ADAM Jenkinson’s preparations for a new season in the National Superstock 1000 Championship were disrupted by poor weather last week.

The Knutsford rider had hoped to test himself against rivals on track during an official test at Donington Park in Leicestershire, only for rain and strong winds to force a change to his plans.

“We were there but didn’t turn a wheel all day,” he said.

“That’s left us with a bit of work to do.”

The Bucklow Hill-based ace went to Anglesey instead on Friday, when he completed a succession of ‘valuable’ laps on board his Northern Escalator Installations-backed BMW.

After finishing seventh overall in 2016, with a best result of second place at home circuit Oulton Park in September, he has set his sights higher this time around.

“Friday turned out to be very valuable,” he added.

“We’re not quite there yet, but we should be firing on all cylinders by the weekend.”

His 2017 campaign starts at Donington Park from tomorrow, Friday, with two free practice sessions.

Qualifying follows on Saturday morning before a first race later the same day.

Jenkinson will then be back on the track for a second sprint on Sunday.

“It’s going to be competitive, more so than it’s been for a while,” he added.