West to make World Superbike debut at Sepang
Anthony West will make his World Superbike debut in this weekend's Sepang races, filling in for the injured Lucas Mahias at the Pedercini Kawasaki squad.
Mahias, himself a replacement for Sylvain Barrier at the Italian team, was ruled out of action in the previous round at Imola as he broke three vertebrae in a heavy crash during practice.
The team has selected Australian veteran West, who does not have a full-time ride in 2016, to stand in for the Frenchman this weekend.
West did however make a one-off appearance at his home track Phillip Island for the opening round of the World Supersport championship on a Tribeca Racing Yamaha, finishing third.
Prior to that, the 34-year-old had made three appearances in MotoGP at the end of last year as a replacement for Karel Abraham on the Cardion AB Honda, as the Czech was forced to sit out the final part of the year with a toe injury.
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