Fixi Crescent Suzuki will be joined at this weekend's French WSBK round by eight-time World Endurance champion Vincent Philippe.

The Frenchman will ride at his home round as a replacement for the injured Leon Camier.

Philippe is fresh from winning his latest World Title with the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team after a drama-packed final round at Le Mans last month.

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Hailing from Besancon in France, he will be right at home at the Magny-Cours circuit after competing there many times onboard a GSX-R1000 in the 24-hour Bol d'Or event, including a podium finish in this season's race.

Philippe is competing in France due to Camier's inability to ride following a serious foot injury he sustained in Turkey last month.

Following an operation to repair seven broken bones in his right foot, and a short stay in an Istanbul hospital, Camier is now back at home in Andorra and undertaking a comprehensive rehabilitation schedule.

He is already back in the gym training and has put weight on the injury as he bids to be fit for the final race of the season at Jerez later this month.