Farmer back in BSB with PR Kawasaki

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Former National Superstock 600 and 100 champion Keith Farmer will be back on the MCE British Superbike grid for 2014, after signing a deal with PR Racing that will see him stay with Kawasaki machinery.

Farmer, who had a troubled debut superbike season plagued with big crashes, still managed to show his potential with a number of good results, including a fourth at Knockhill, and will be looking to make steady improvements instead of the big steps he admits were a mistake in 2013.

"It is really great for me to be back in the Superbike Championship this year and also to ride a Kawasaki again as I have already had some previous experience already to build on. My debut season was tough, especially coming from winning two Superstock titles, because it is a big step up. I had a best result of fourth and then I started pushing myself too hard, but this season is a fresh start for me and I want to get consistent results and improve throughout the season. I want to be aiming for the top ten and I intend to chip away and give the team some strong results throughout the year."

He will also be joined by a teammate in the national Superstock class, with Aussie Dave Johnson riding for the team. Johnson, a 2013 race winner, is looking to make himself into a title contender for the upcoming eyar.

"I very happy to be back with PR Racing. They have so much experience and know exactly what I need to get results, both mentally and mechanically. I am currently training hard back here in Australia and I'm very excited for the year ahead!"

Team manager John Jameson concluded: "It is fantastic to welcome Keith to the team. He has already proven himself to be a real talent by winning two titles consecutively in both classes of Superstock and with experience of the Kawasaki already under his belt we believe that together we can have a strong 2014 season. It is also great for us to be working with David again and build on the relationship we already have together."

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

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