This weekend's Donington round of the British Superbike championship sees Ulsterman Marty Nutt competing on a Padgett's Suzuki for the first time after sustaining a broken foot testing in Spain earlier this year.

Having been forced to sit out the first two rounds of the series, the 23-year-old is keen to mix it with the BSB regulars and show off the talent which attracted the attention of team manager Clive Padgett last year.

Jamie Morley, standing in during Nutt's absence and on loan from championship rivals IFC Ducati, returns to Ray Stringer's team having used his time on the Suzuki to good effect, marking himself out as a man to watch for the rest of the season.

Phil Giles from Leicester will ride the team's second bike as he continues to deputise for Nutt's countryman Adrian Coates, also injured in pre-season testing.

Coates' recovery rate continues to amaze everybody and there is every possibility the 28-year-old's broken leg will have healed sufficiently for him to be back in the saddle in time for the Snetterton round in June.

The Padgett's Junior team will also be at Donington, competing in the 125cc GP class. 2001 British Champion Leon Camier and 2001 BMCRC Champion Daniel Coutts will be looking for top-five finishes to make up for their frustration at the previous Brands Hatch round. Camier had to start from the back of the grid after rectifying a dislodged pipe on his new machine and Coutts retired after an incident with another rider on the first lap.

 

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