Keith Farmer will be returning to the BSB British Superbike this weekend on the Oulton Park track with Buildbase Suzuki following a bad shoulder injury during the opening round of the season at Donington Park.
The two-time British SuperStock 1000 champion fell during the qualifying session and injured his shoulder ligaments . After being declared unfit (and replaced by Gino Rea at Snetterton and Silverstone), the 33-year-old lost his first three (out of six) rounds of 2020. Although surgery was required, Keith Farmer didn’t give up, and he was able to perform a private test on the Stuart Hicken team’s Suzuki GSX-R 1000 in Donington Park.
"It was really nice to be able to get back on a Superbike today. I have to thank the entire Buildbase Suzuki team,” Keith Farmer said. “We had some interesting laps, and I immediately felt at ease, more than what I was expecting. It was probably the adrenaline of being back on the track.”
Thanks to his excellent performance on the track, the former TAS BMW rider will join Kyle Ryde and Gino Rea in the Oulton Park round scheduled for this weekend. A top-notch, three-pronged formation never before seen in Buildbase Suzuki, which just returned from an amazing weekend with Ryde and a double win at the Silverstone National.
“I know it’ll be a difficult weekend at Oulton Park, with very little time between qualifying and races, but my goal is to get back into action because it seems like lots of time has passed. I just want to experience the return without stressing and then move forward in the next two events,” he concluded.