38-year-old Emmett will also be competing in the Henderson R1 Cup over the same weekend, so will be getting in plenty of miles on a slick shod Yamaha at the super-fast Hampshire circuit.

Emmett has form at Thruxton on a Yamaha, in 2002 his IFC Ducati team had quit the series and Emmett jumped on a Virgin Yamaha at Thruxton, achieving a double podium and maintaining his challenge on the would-be champion Steve Hislop.

Plater suffered a bad practice fall at Brands but will be fine for the 24 hour Le Mans event, one of the biggest races in motorcycle endurance racing, and he stand a good chance of success in the GMT94 Yamaha team, one of the best teams in the series.

The rescheduling of the snow affected Brands Hatch round has also meant Plater will have to miss another BSB event as the new Brands May date clashes with a world endurance round in Spain.

No replacement rider has yet been announced for that weekend but Emmett is looking forward to his Thruxton chance.

"I am really glad to be back in BSB this weekend," he said.
"With the one tyre rule it means we are racing on a more equal level. The difference between a good and bad tyre could have meant up to a second before.

"Thruxton is one of my favourite circuits on the calendar, so hopefully I can have a good result."