Suzuki will make a return to WorldSBK for the first time since 2018 with a wildcard entry at Navarra (round seven). 

The Japanese manufacturer’s last wildcard appearance came at Donington Park, when current British Superbike riders Gino Rea and Bradley Ray were in action. 

However, Suzuki has not been a part of the grid full-time since 2015 when it raced under the Crescent Racing name. 

Naomichi Uramoto, who competes in the Spanish Superbike Championship will be riding the GSX-R1000 Suzuki. 

"Speaking ahead of his WorldSBK debut, Uramoto said: “I do not know what to expect, as this has been decided so suddenly, but I thank the team for giving me this great opportunity. 

"Since this is my first time racing in the World Superbike Championship, I am looking forward to it. 

"Since I have an ESBK race at the same circuit the following week, I will try to enjoy it thinking as it as a test for the following week."

Wildcard riders have already enjoyed good success this season, as Marvin Fritz, Luke Mossey and Andrea Mantovani all claimed points finishes during their one-off appearances. 

Suzuki’s participation will boost the manufacturer count to six at Navarra - joining defending champions Kawasaki, Yamaha, Ducati, Honda and BMW. 

Suzuki has recorded 32 wins and 139 podiums throughout their time in WorldSBK - including a world title in 2005 with Troy Corser.