Australian rider Anthony West will re-join the World Superbike championship for the final four rounds of the season after Puccetti Racing’s Randy Krummenacher was ruled out for the rest of the season due to a reoccurring wrist injury.
The Swiss rider’s already injured wrist was worsened during training for the Portimao round of the Superbike Championship and it was announced last week he will be unable to compete for the rest of the season.
West, who has been racing in the World Supersport Championship with his own EAB West Racing team has had a couple of strong results in the category with his best being a third-place finish at his home round in Australia at the start of the season.
The veteran rider also competed in six rounds of the Superbike Championship last year, replacing the injured Lucas Mahias and scoring an impressive six top ten finishes.
“I am very happy with this opportunity to return to World Superbike riding a Kawasaki with a strong team like Puccetti,” explains West. “I would also like to thank my EAB WEST RACING team for understanding my needs and giving me the chance to take this opportunity.
Bakel Ferry and Peiro have been working hard to be able to continue running in Supersport this year, so it’s also thanks to their efforts that I need this opportunity to return to Superbike. I’m excited to finish the season with a new bike and a new team, I’m looking forward to arriving in Portugal, and getting to know the Puccetti Racing team. ”
The World Superbike Championship returns this weekend at the famous Portimao circuit in Portugal. Action gets underway on Friday.