Haydon in for Reynolds

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James Haydon will ride for the Rizla Suzuki team at the next two rounds of the British Superbike championship in place of the injured reigning champion, John Reynolds.

Reynolds is currently recovering from a broken right leg sustained in testing, and agreed to sit out the next two rounds after visiting the Queens Medical Centre this morning, Tuesday, April 26. A decision on when he’ll race again will be made before the sixth round of the series at Croft on June 5.

Haydon, 30, has agreed to substitute for Reynolds having ridden for the Crescent team in 1998 and 1999. Haydon himself suffered an injury at the start of the season, and has voluntarily left the Airwaves Ducati squad to be replaced by Gregorio Lavillia.

“My heart goes out to JR because I know exactly what he is going through as a rider,” said Haydon. “No rider wants to inherit a ride because another competitior is injured. I have just come back from an injury to my left hand and will build up slowly at Oulton park. Once I’m comfortable on the Suzuki I don’t see any reason why we can’t be running at the front.”

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff