MR Racing will return to the World Superbike Championship grid for the penultimate round of the season at Magny-Cours with Fabrizio Lai riding the Ducati 1199 Panigale in place of the injured Max Neukirchner.

Neukirchner is still recovering from a hand injury sustained in the accident during the Turkish round of the series, with the team subsequently forced to withdraw from that event and the following Laguna Seca round.

Nonetheless, the team has returned for Magny-Cours, albeit with CIV Superbike rider Lai riding Panigale, the Italian back in the series having made sporadic appearances on various machines over the years, most recently at Monza this season aboard a Pedercini Kawasaki.

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