Alstare Suzuki driver Kagayama to sit out final

KAGAYAMA SITS OUT THE FINAL ROUND. NEUKIRCHNER TAKES OVER. Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Yukio Kagayama has been forced to give the final round of this year's Superbike World Championship a miss because of the injuries to his right hand...

KAGAYAMA SITS OUT THE FINAL ROUND. NEUKIRCHNER TAKES OVER.

Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra rider Yukio Kagayama has been forced to give the final round of this year's Superbike World Championship a miss because of the injuries to his right hand and knee. The popular Japanese rider travelled with the team to Magny-Cours but, after consultation with the doctors and team, decided that it would be no point taking part.

In his absence, Team Alstare Suzuki Corona Extra have drafted in young German Max Neukirchner, who normally rides for Suzuki Germany. Max is no stranger to Magny-Cours as he raced there at the Bol d'Or 24 hour race recently - albeit on a very different spec bike with different tyres.

-credit: tas

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Series World Superbike
Drivers Yukio Kagayama , Max Neukirchner