Jon Kirkham will replace injured Simon Andrews on the Lloyds British Jentin Yamaha in the British Superbike Championship at Donington this weekend.
Still recovering from the broken collarbone sustained at Cadwell last month, Simon Andrews will sit out the penultimate round of British Superbike Championship to allow local Derby rider Jon Kirkham (22) to take his place.
Jon Kirkham said: “I’m pleased to help the team while Simon recovers from his broken collarbone. I will certainly be kept busy at Donington.
“I have a double header in the Superstock championship as well as the two British Superbike races. But I’m confident I can ride in all four events over the weekend without any problems and will do my utmost to bring home two strong results for the team.
“This is a good opportunity for me to show that I can run with the best in the British Superbike championship and I thank the Jentin team for giving me this chance to prove I have the stamina and ability to do just that.”
During the four-week break from racing and to celebrate Lloyds British taking an equity share in Jentin Racing the team have been busy designing a new livery for their Yamaha R1 Superbike and this is to be unveiled at Donington Park this weekend.
Lloyds British Chairmnan Ian White said: “By taking an equitable stake in Jentin Racing rather than taking the advertising route we can really help to shape the future, allowing the team to fully focus on contesting the championship.
“We believe that all the components are now in place for Jentin Racing/Lloyds British to become one of the great teams in the British Superbike Series.”