South African Superbike rider Sheridan Morais will join the Kawasaki World Superbike Team at the Kyalami round, riding in place of injured regular competitor, Makoto Tamada.
Currently the reigning South African Superbike Champion, 24-year-old Morais is no stranger to Kawasaki machinery as he rides a Ninja ZX-10R in his home series this season, and is also competing in SA Supersport.
He is a proven podium finisher in the Superstock FIM Cup, having secured second place for the Pedercini Kawasaki team at the Brands Hatch event last season.
He has three seasons of experience in FIM Superstock in total, and was a British Championship runner for a time in 2005.
His track knowledge at Kyalami will assist both Sheridan and his team this coming weekend, as World Superbike has not been to Kyalami (for anything other than official testing for only some of the top teams) since the 2002 season.