BSB: Keith Farmer returns to action this weekend at Oulton Park
Keith Farmer will make his return to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park this weekend.
The Buildbase Suzuki rider has missed all nine races this year after suffering shoulder ligament damage in an accident at the season opener, held at Donington Park, in August. The injury sustained required surgery and Farmer has been working hard to get back to full fitness.
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He'll make his return at Oulton Park after a positive one-day test with the Buildbase Suzuki team at Donington Park today (September 15). He'll line up alongside Kyle Ryde, double race winner at Silverstone, and initial replacement Gino Rea.
“It felt really good to be back on a Superbike today and I have to thank Steve and the Buildbase Suzuki team," Farmer said. "We got some good laps in and it felt better than I expected to be honest – it must have been the adrenaline of being back on track!
“I have been having laser treatment and physio since the operation on the ligaments and I have been out on the motocross bike too. It is unbelievable what can be achieved now, and I have to thank everyone involved in my treatment.
“I know it will be a tough weekend at Oulton Park with very little down time with qualifying and three races, but my goal is to get some races under my belt because it feels like such a long time since that last happened! I just want to have a consistent weekend and then step up at each of the last events.”
Farmer will make his comeback this Friday during free practice one, which is scheduled to begin at 15:20.