Snetterton BSB: Rea stands-in for Farmer at Buildbase Suzuki

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Less than 24 hours after leaving Bike Devil Kawasaki, Gino Rea has been announced as stand-in for the injured Keith Farmer at this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike round at Snetterton.

Rea split with Dave Tyson’s team yesterday and has parachuted straight into the Buildbase Suzuki squad to partner Kyle Ryde at the Norfolk track.

“Obviously first and foremost I want to wish Keith well; it’s never nice to see a rider injured and especially to see him coming back from injury and be sidelined again so soon, so I wish him all the best,” said Rea.

“For me, I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with a professional and experienced team in this paddock. I’ve got one full year of BSB under my belt and last year I had a few one off rides, so I’m hoping the chance to work with the Buildbase Suzuki team will give me the chance to show what I can do.

“I’ve got past experience with the GSX-R so hopefully that base will mean we can get off to a good start this weekend.”