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Farmer seals Buildbase Suzuki ride

KEITH Farmer has just been unveiled as Buildbase Suzuki’s new rider for the 2020 British Superbike Championship at Motorcycle Live, which is being held in Birmingham’s NEC.

Having suffered horrendous leg injuries following a crash at Knockhill onboard the Tyco BMW midway through last season, the Clogher native has battled back to fitness thanks to his steely determination and the switch to a vegan diet.

He is delighted to get another chance to prove himself in the premier class of British short circuit racing after undergoing surgery and then recuperating from two broken legs.

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The 32-year-old saw two potential offers disappear during the off-season, but after recruiting ex-Moto GP star Jeremy McWilliams as his agent/manager, Farmer has signed a one year deal to race alongside Kyle Ryde with a team he believes will prove to be a ‘perfect’ fit.

“The passion they have for racing blew me away,” beamed the Penrith based rider.

“I’ve never met a team that wanted to go racing for the sake of going racing. They go to enjoy it and obviously they go to try to do the best they can, but the passion I’ve seen for them blew me away and we shook on it there and then!

“I couldn’t be happier, it’s perfect!,” the four time British champion concluded.

FULL STORY IN THURSDAY’S PAPER

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