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Zemke to take ex-Lowes ride

Jake Zemke to take ex-Alex Lowes ride at Knockhill.
American Jake Zemke is to ride for the WFR Honda team from the forthcoming Knockhill round of the British Superbike Championship.

The former AMA SBK star will take the seat vacated by Alex Lowes, alongside Glen Richards and Graeme Gowland, in the EVO-class squad.

"I'm delighted to be coming to the UK at last and starting the next chapter of my career," said Zemke. "I have always been an admirer of BSB and have wanted to race here for quite some time so I would like to thank Team WFR who have made that dream a reality.

"I'm looking forward to getting stuck in to their exciting EVO project at Knockhill and racing against some of the best riders in the world at the remaining rounds of the season."

"Jake will fly in at the weekend and we have arranged a day of testing for him later that week so that he can meet the rest of the team and get some time on the bike before heading straight to Knockhill," added team manager Myles Schofield.

Zemke, who qualified on pole (and finished third) in this year's Daytona 200, last raced outside of America as a stand-in for Stiggy Honda in the 2009 Monza WSBK round. He has never previously raced in the UK.


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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

June 09, 2011 12:37 PM

Fantastic news! Good luck Jake and welcome to BSB - I hope he does well and sticks around for the season. I would rather see him on a full superbike than an Evo bike, but maybe that will happen next year.

pp916 - Unregistered

June 09, 2011 4:46 PM

Don't want to get into the 'which series is best' debate as there's nobody on here got an openminded view.....but it could also be argued that the German IDM championship is in contention. But it is also worth pointing out that riders such as Hopkins are looking at BSB as a platform to relaunch their International career and no doubt Zemke is thinking along similar lines...like it or not the BSB series has pumped an aweful lot of talent into World Championship racing over recent years and the trend seems to be continuing, I don't see any other domestic series doing that at the moment or matching the spectator attendances that BSB achieves, regular crowds of 20,30 sometimes 40000 + good TV coverage are taken seriously by manufacturers. Perhaps it could be be considered as the highest profile domestic series in the world at the mo?



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