Anthony West will replace the injured Randy Krummenacher for the remainder of the 2017 World Superbike season at Puccetti Kawasaki.

After Krummenacher was ruled out for the rest of the year with a right wrist injury which requires surgery, Puccetti Kawasaki has signed a deal with West to race for the final four rounds of the World Superbike championship.

West, who made his debut in World Superbikes last year with six rounds competing for the Pedercini Kawasaki squad, has been racing in World Supersport for EAB West Racing Yamaha this year but says the chance to return to the Superbike class was something he couldn’t turn down.

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"I am very happy with this opportunity to return to World Superbike riding a Kawasaki with a strong team like Puccetti,” West said. “I would also like to thank my EAB West Racing team for understanding my needs and giving me the chance to take this opportunity.

“Bakel Ferry and Peiro have been working hard to be able to continue running in Supersport this year, so it's also thanks to their efforts that I need this opportunity to return to Superbike.

“I'm excited to finish the season with a new bike and a new team, I'm looking forward to arriving in Portugal, and getting to know the Puccetti Racing team."

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So, how many races until both are on court, giving different accounts over money, contract?

Shame to see Krummenacher out but the bike is in safe hands with Westy

West is a cashcow, and sometimes a race winner, but mostly a rain master, so it's only time before something goes great or terribly! I'm thinking Bradley Smith will be riding for Puccetti next year.

I'm glad to see him get a ride in WSBK stage. It seems to me that he's been struggling w/securing a ride after use of some bs performance enhancer. I believe he was using his own funds, borrowed-money from friends/family to continue racing on that under-developed R6. Good to see him keep trying and not giving up.