Quigley and MH Kawasaki go separate ways

Quigley (left) did not race at Oulton two weeks ago

Photo: British Superbikes

Luke Quigley has left the MH Kawasaki British Superbike team with immediate effect. Reasons for his departure have not been fully disclosed, but it appears the two parties have left on good terms.

The 34 year old joined the team late on in the pre-season alongside Howie Mainwaring. Quigley’s best overall result in BSB since his debut in the championship nearly 8 years ago, is a twelfth. This year however, Quigley failed to score points in the championship so far, just missing out with a best result of 16th in the first race at Thruxton. “I would like to thank the team for their support and what we have achieved at the opening rounds of the season and I wish them all the success they deserve in the future”, said Quigley.

Quigley was unable to race at Oulton Park, recovering from an injury he sustained at Thruxton. This lead to team boss Michael Howarth jumping on the ZX10R for the weekend. Regarding the split, Howarth commented: “Luke and I have spoken since Oulton Park and although I am gutted to see him leave the team I respect his decision and I wish him success in the future. We are now looking for a replacement rider for the remainder of the season to continue the progress made already by the team after Howie Mainwaring’s seventh place at the previous round.”

Howarth and the team will be looking to get another rider on board in time for the 4th round of the championship from Knockhill, in a months time. More updates when we get it…

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