Champ Josh Elliott confirms Sunflower Trophy spot
Newly-crowned British Superstock 1000cc champion Josh Elliott is the latest rider to confirm his attendance at this year's end-of-season Sunflower Trophy on October 24.
The Morello Racing Kawasaki rider will be hoping to continue the rich vein of form that has seen him outgun local rival Alastair Seeley in this season's British championship. Tyco BMW-mounted Seeley has yet to add his name to the illustrious list of Sunflower Trophy winners and along with young Elliott and Keith Farmer - who will join him in the Morello Racing camp for the event - they will be looking to outgun reigning champion Danny Buchan. One man who will be aiming to upset the pre-race favourites will be Portadown hard-charger Marshall Neill, who has secured one of Wilson Craig's Honda Superbikes for the event. The 41-year-old will also ride his In Competition Evo specification British Supersport bike in the 600cc class.
Keith Farmer will also be on the Supersport grid onboard the Tsingtao MV Agusta, with Alastair Seeley expected to roll out on the TAS Racing 600cc Suzuki that he took to a double victory at this year's North West 200.
In other news, Eugene Laverty finished 17th in yesterday's MotoGP race at Motego in Japan onboard the Aspar Honda.