Richards fit for Silverstone return

HM Plant rider makes BSB comeback just three months after breaking femur

GLEN RICHARDS has been passed fit and able to race in the British Superbikes this coming weekend at the championship's penultimate round at Silverstone.

The HM Plant rider was due to race at Croft just over a week ago, but after testing at the track it was decided that his thigh (which was broken at Knockhill in July) was still too weak to put up with the stresses of BSB. It was originally believed Richard would miss the rest of the season, but at the end of last week Richards was out in a secret shakedown at Silverstone to test the leg again and this time he passed with flying colours.

Glen said: "The leg felt good and I was enjoying being on a bike and being able to push a bit too. I won't know exactly how the leg will behave until we get to going fast on the Superbike, but at the moment it all feels good."

Team manager Havier Beltran added: "We are happy to have Glen back on the HM Plant Honda for Silverstone, especially as he has worked so incredibly hard to maintain his fitness levels since the crash. He completed around 40 - 50 laps of Silverstone today on a Superstock bike and he feels 100% stronger than he did when he rode the bike before the Croft round."