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BSB - Llewellyn Returns to British Superbikes - September 19th 2005

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    Matt Llewellyn returns to the British Superbike paddock aboard the AIM Racing Yamaha. The Leicester based rider who currently rides in the Metabo British Supersport championship has been drafted into the team to replace the injured AIM regular Chris Burns.

    Llewellyn commented "I spoke to Alistair at Oulton about his plans for next year and how Chris was doing. As the conversation went along, we discussed the development of the bike. Alistair asked would I be interested in riding the bike at Donington and Brands if Chris was not fit enough. I agreed and then later in the week I received the call; it's a shame to have to take Chris's ride, but I hope he recovers soon. I spoke to the team manager of Buildbase/Knotts Magnum and he confirmed I could ride for AIM, therefore I gladly accepted the opportunity to be back on a Superbike. I will also still ride in the 600 championship so I will be very busy over the weekend.

    We are going testing before Donington, so I hope I will have time to get some mileage under my belt."

    Alistair Flanagan added "Chris had an operation at the end of last week to repair the break in his hand. The damage was quite extensive and the doctor had to put two plates and 10 screws to strengthen it. I have spoken to him several times and we at AIM wish him a fast recovery.

    With regards to Matt he is a first class rider, I have watched him for some time and as Chris has been ruled unfit for the rest of the season, we needed a rider of Matt's calibre. We are looking forward to having Matt onboard for the remaining two rounds of this year's championship."