Keith Farmer is being treated for bilateral fractures in both of his lower legs after suffering a serious accident during what would become a career best qualifying performance at Knockhill.

The Tyco BMW rider crashed at turn three in wet conditions, the injuries to his legs occurring when he became entangled in his spiralling S1000RR as it came down.

Transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, BSB confirmed he is being ‘treated for bilateral fractures of both lower legs’

A desperately bittersweet outcome for Farmer in a session during which he’d shown strong performance, he’d still be classified as having qualified second place. For now, there is no word on the full extent of his injuries or the potential length of absence.

His absence from race one means pole man Xavi Fores will now be joined by Danny Buchan on the front row, with the second row comprising Tarran Mackenzie and Andrew Irwin.