BSB: McWilliams to race Stock 1000 series

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Jeremy McWilliams is set to make a shock return to British Championship racing as he joins the EHA Racing squad in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.

Replacing the injured Ben Wilson, who suffered a broken leg at the North West 200 last month, the former Grand Prix man will campaign Aprilia’s RSV4RF in the stock class from the next round at Snetterton until Wilson is fit to return.

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“I'm delighted to be standing in for Ben until he has fully recovered,” McWilliams said. “It will be my first time back at a BSB round since I competed in the Harley-Davidson series in 2010 and I expect very tough opposition. It will be a challenge but I'm looking forward to testing with the team and going forward from there."

The 52-year-old joins the ultra-competitive series at a time when not only is the field packed with young talent, but also the more established and proven names of Michael Rutter and Ian Hutchinson.

Gail Allingham, Team Manager added: “We are obviously really disappointed to be in the situation of having to recruit another rider to replace Ben but we are absolutely delighted that Jeremy has agreed to join our team onboard the Aprilia RSV4RF until Ben is back to full fitness. Jeremy has a wealth of experience and will be a real asset to our team, we are really looking forward to working with him. Jeremy's first race with us will be the next BSB round at Snetterton on 8th - 10th July."

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing