02 - 04 OCT |

Former Snetterton winner Laverty stands in for Farmer in Norfolk

Former Bennetts British Superbike Championship race winner Michael Laverty will line up on the grid at Snetterton at the sixth round of the season this weekend for the Tyco BMW team, deputising for Keith Farmer as he continues his recovery from injury.

Laverty has previously been a race winner at Snetterton and with over 250 race starts in Bennetts BSB to his name, he is relishing the chance to experience the new BMW S1000RR this weekend in addition to his commitments in the World Endurance Championship.

Laverty said: "It's nice to be able to get back into the Championship, especially with the Tyco BMW team, they are like family to me and we have such a history together. I'm quite excited to ride the all-new S1000RR and see what it feels like. Obviously I would like it to be under different circumstances with Keith being out through injury, so I would like to wish him the best for a speedy return.

“I have been riding in the World Endurance Championship this year but not sprint racing. I have had no time to test the bike so it's straight in on Friday. I'll be giving it my best shot to give a good account of myself and the Tyco BMW team this weekend."

Team Manager Phillip Neill commented: "It’s in difficult circumstances that we have been forced to look for replacement options, but first and foremost, we wish Keith Farmer a speedy recovery from his injuries. After considering various options, we believe Michael Laverty was the correct choice for this weekend at Snetterton. He is a former BSB winner at Snetterton, as well as being a podium finisher with Tyco BMW. We are currently assessing the situation round-by-round and we would like to thank Michael for his support at short notice for this weekend."

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