Hector Barbera has got a last-minute call up to stand-in for Glenn Irwin at the Snetterton Bennetts British Superbike round this weekend.
Irwin has been suffering from a virus in recent days and it has been affecting his vision. Irwin had hoped it would clear up in time for the weekend’s action but he has been forced to move aside.
“Hector did a superb job for us earlier in the season, the whole team really enjoyed working with him and we can see the potential for Hector in BSB,” said team boss Pete Extance.
As always, new riders to the series have to learn the new circuits which are so different to what they have been used to, but we look forward to welcoming him back this weekend. We also want to wish Glenn a speedy recovery from his illness.”
Spaniard Barbera debuted for the title-winning team at Donington Park earlier in the season, securing a sixth and eighth place finish, plus scoring a pole position for the final race in the triple-header weekend. He also deputised for Ben Currie at Brands Hatch, before the Australian returned to action at Knockhill last time out.