Tyco BMW rider coach Michael Laverty will make his return to the Bennetts British Superbike series at Snetterton this weekend as a stand-in for crocked Keith Farmer, who broke both his legs at Knockhill.
Laverty has limited his track time to ensurance racing this year while he spends most other weekends either being beamed around the globe as a BT Sport media luv or assisting brother in law Chaz Davies in the WorldSBK paddock.
With it being a MotoGP and WorldSBK weekend off, Laverty has grabbed the chance to get back on an S1000RR with both hands.
“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,” said Laverty.
“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.”