BSB: Keith Farmer seeks 2021 ride following Morello Racing withdrawal

Keith Farmer (pictured on his 2020 Buildbase Suzuki) has been left without a ride for 2021
Keith Farmer (pictured on his 2020 Buildbase Suzuki) has been left without a ride for 2021

Two-time British Superstock 1000 champion Keith Farmer has been left without a ride for the 2021 season following the withdrawal of Morello Racing.

Farmer and the Norwich-based team had agreed terms on a deal for the upcoming Superstock 1000 season towards the end of last year, however the team has now been forced to withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances within team boss Steve Buckenham’s business.

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Farmer won the Superstock 1000 title in 2012 and 2018 whilst the Morello Racing team also took the crown with Josh Elliot in 2015 and Danny Buchan in 2017.

“This year Morello Racing and I had agreed to compete in the Superstock 1000 championship for my fifth title in BSB,” Farmer explained on his Instagram page. “Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances within Steve’s business he has had to withdraw from this season leaving myself with no ride. Steve is genuinely gutted for this as am I but out of his control so nothing can be done sadly.

“If there are any teams out there looking a rider that can run at front and possibly lift a title then please get in touch.”

Farmer has battled back from two serious injuries in the last two years. He broke both legs in an accident at Knockhill in 2019 and then injured his shoulder at the opening round of the 2020 season. Farmer returned and completed the season alongside Kyle Ryde and Gino Rea at Buildbase Suzuki in the Superbike class.

Alongside his Superstock 1000 crowns, Farmer is also a British Supersport (2019) and Superstock 600 champion (2011).

The 2021 season is scheduled to get underway at Oulton Park on the first weekend in May after a series of tests on British circuits throughout April. Currently, 11 rounds appear on the2021 calendar.

Josh Close

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