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Amor in Superbike return on Rig Deluge BMW

Scotsman Keith Amor has announced his comeback in the Superbike and Superstock classes this year on BMW machinery with backing from Rig Deluge

Keith Amor will make his return to the premier Superbike class at the international road races this season.

The Scottish rider, who came out of retirement last season to compete in the Supersport and Supertwins races at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix, will ride BMW S1000RR machinery in the Superstock and Superbike classes with backing from Rig Deluge.

Amor will also have two CBR600RR Hondas in his stable, prepped to World Supersport-spec as the 42-year-old eyes a return to the success he enjoyed in 2010, when the former Honda TT Legends rider won the Superstock race at the North West 200 and stood on the top step in the Supersport class at the Ulster Grand Prix.

“I will have six bikes in total, three BMWs and three Hondas,” Amor said. “The plan is to have two stockers, one set up for the dry and the other for the wet, alongside the Superbike.

“I am getting Motorrad support from Germany with engines, electronics and data and we will run Ohlins factory suspension on all the bikes.”

Amor is among a star-studded line-up for the Vauxhall International North West 200 in May and is eager to sample the 200mph thrills of the 8.9-mile circuit once again before he returns to the Isle of Man TT in June.

“I won the Superstock race at the North West in 2010 and that was my best ever season,” he said. “I want to go back to what I know and what I ran then. I am in a really good position and this is my job for the next two years.

“I have my brother Guy as my mechanic setting the bikes up for me and I just have to build myself up to race speed. I love the North West, it is great fun,” he added.

“There are places that you have to hold your breath because it is so fast and it is definitely somewhere that favours the brave. I am brave and I have a fast bike so it will suit me!”

Amor will take part in the Pro Test at Cartagena in March in preparation for the onset of the new road racing season.

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Keith Amor on the Rig Deluge BMW S1000RR

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