After making his World Superbike debut for Suzuki in Navarra earlier this year, Naomichi Uramoto will now get his first taste of British Superbike action this weekend. 

Uramoto replaces Buildbase Suzuki rider Danny Kent who is still recovering from a hip injury suffered at Donington Park

The Japanese rider will become the fourth different rider to compete alongside Gino Rea since Kent’s injury - the others being Luke Stapleford, Tim Neave and TT specialist Michael Dunlop. 

Ahead of his British Superbike debut, Uramoto said: "I always find it exciting to race at a new circuit, or with a new team, or in a new championship, and this weekend will be extra-exciting as I have to do all three. 

"I am really grateful to Steve [Hicken – team manager] that he and the team have given me this opportunity. 

"Building experience is important, by all means, but racers are always hungry for results, and I am looking forward to trying to do just that."

Uramoto currently competes in the RFME Spanish Superbike Championship with JEG Racing, the same outfit he completed his WorldSBK wildcard appearance with. 

"We’re looking forward to welcoming Naomichi into the team this weekend," added Team Manager, Steve Hicken. 

"He’ll have a lot to learn, with both the bike and the circuit, but we’re confident we can give him the tools to give a good account of himself, gain some experience in BSB, and get the best results he can as a newcomer to the series."