Charlie Nesbitt made his Bennetts British Superbike debut at Donington, standing in for the injured Christian Iddon, who suffered a concussion and broken hand at Oulton Park.
The National Superstock race-winner progressed steadily over the weekend, and on Saturday he completed his first race aboard a Superbike in 19th, after earlier taking a podium finish the Superstock race on his VisionTrack Suzuki.
Nesbitt demonstrated his talent, and after a stall on the grid saw him start race two from the back of the field, he was still able to come through to finish inside the points in 13th. He completed a solid debut with 13th in the final race.
"I’m happy with how the weekend went. We just chipped away in every session and it was still a big learning curve, but I really enjoyed it," said Nesbitt.
"There are things I need to work on to race a superbike, and it’s a class of fine margins which all make a big difference at this level. But overall I’m happy with how the weekend went, happy with my lap time and happy to score some championship points.
"I’m just can’t thank the team enough for the opportunity. Obviously I hope Christian’s recovered and he can finish the season at Brands, and we’ll focus on ending the year strongly on the superstock bike.”