Ian Lowy will return to the British Superbike grid this weekend after getting a last minute call up to ride the factory World Superbike Kawasaki alongside Tom Sykes.

The Ulsterman, who finished fifth in the British Superbike standings last season, has been without a full-time ride this year, but did complete two rounds riding for the Motorpoint Yamaha team.

Most recently riding as a World Supersport wild-card at Silverstone last weekend, Lowry got his first chance to ride the ZX-10R vacated by the injured Chris Vermeulen during FP1, setting the 13th fastest time.