Sean Emmett will return to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship for the second time this year after securing a spot on the SMT Honda for Mallory Park.
Emmett will take the place of Marshall Neill, himself deputising for Adam Jenkinson, who is continuing to recover from the injuries sustained earlier this season in a crash at Thruxton.
It is the second time this year that Emmett has competed in the BSB having replaced Steve Plater for a round at Thruxton on the AIM Yamaha, a weekend in which he just missed out on a top ten finish.
Although he has no experience of the Mallory circuit and is anticipating a tough time learning his way around the Honda bike, Emmett is confident he can challenge inside the top ten this weekend.
"I am really up for it this weekend," Emmett, who is currently competing in the Yamaha R1 series, said. "I am looking forward to being out again in BSB and mixing it with the guys.
"I haven't ridden at Mallory Park for two years and therefore have not ridden the new layout of the chicane, but I do have a lot of experience and I am just going to jump on the bike and go for it in free practice on Friday.
"I want to finish in the top ten so that I can do both myself and the team justice and there is no real reason why I shouldn't."