John Laverty joins new Splitlath Redmond team for BSB
John Laverty will make his racing comeback in the colours of new team Splitlath Redmond in the 2012 British Superbike Championship.
The Toomebridge rider's team-mate will be French man Florian Marino.
In July 2011 29-year-old Laverty suffered serious injuries in a high-speed crash at Oulton Park.
"It has been a long recovery but I am taking everything one step at a time. I need to build up again as I have not ridden since last year," said Laverty.
"There is no pressure on me and I am looking forward to working with such an experienced crew.
"I am just looking forward to being back in BSB and racing again. I need to thank everyone who has helped me to get to this point and the team for the faith they are showing in me."