Newly-crowned Pirelli National Superstock king Davey Todd will make his Bennetts British Superbike Championship debut at Brands Hatch this with the Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles Honda team.
Todd and the Padgetts team have been a formidable force in Stock this season, claiming title victory last time out at Donington Park. The 27-year-old sealed the title with one race remaining.
“I am obviously really excited about moving up into the Superbike class this weekend. I have rode the Superbike a little bit this year only on the roads, and I have really gelled with the bike and the team,” said Todd.
“I have been really keen to test it out on a circuit for a while! In our Superstock season we have just been getting stronger on the short circuits, as over the last few years I have been more roads orientated. It is nice to get my hand back in at BSB.
“Circuit and road racing are completely different disciplines and I enjoy racing anything; I also like supercross and supermoto – a bit of everything and I love riding all sorts of bikes.
“It does give a bit of extra motivation when people say that you can’t do both. I think some people at the start of this year didn’t take me seriously coming to BSB to compete for a championship, they thought I was just coming to get up to speed for the roads, so it’s nice to prove a bit of a point there.
“It is a totally different situation for me coming to BSB this weekend as I am jumping in with the same team, who I am very accustomed to and comfortable with. Also I have ridden the Superbike before as I have raced it on the roads, so it is not my first experience and I have had seat time on the Superbike already which is good. Every time I have got on it I have really loved it, so I feel that it is the perfect situation to step up this weekend.”