Yukio Kagayama will return to MCE British Superbike Championship action at Cadwell Park this weekend after making a sufficient recovery from injury.
The Japanese rider cracked two vertebrae in an accident last time out at Oulton Park, but while he was forced to skip his World Superbike wild-card outing with Yoshimura Suzuki at Monza, he will not miss a round of the British series.
On the other side of the garage, Tommy Hill heads to the Louth circuit looking to extend his advantage at the top of the standings having maintained his run of podium finishes to increase his championship lead.
“The three-week break between the rounds has given the team the opportunity to work at a normal pace and check through everything thoroughly, and so both bikes are already fully prepared and ready for the racing in a week's time”, said Worx Crescent Suzuki team manager Jack Valentine.
"Tommy's in a great position, leading the championship, and all I can say is 'more of the same' from him. He knows Cadwell very well and he made some great times in testing here at the beginning of the year, so he just has to maintain his momentum.
"For Yukio this is going to be an important weekend as we set about rebuilding his championship. He will be fit, after his injuries, and the team will look to give him maximum support so he can score big points and pull himself up toward that crucial top-six championship position.
"We're still pushing ahead with bike development, too, particularly with the electronics and the suspension – both new kit for this year – as you can't afford to stand still. But we're very pleased with how the GSX-R1000's performing, and we're mindful to not lose sight of the fact we've got a very good package.
"So come Cadwell Park we'll be well rested and well prepared. As ever, we're looking for points and podiums."