Japan’s Naomichi Uramoto will join the Buildbase Suzuki team this weekend to contest Donington Park Gp round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
Uramoto, who currently rides in the Spanish Superbike Championship aboard a Suzuki GSX-R1000R, will pilot Danny Kent’s machine, as the former Moto3 world champion recovers from injury.
“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,” said Uramoto.
“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.”
Born in Tokyo, Uramoto is a former All Japan Road Race GP2 champion and last year finished a credible fourth place in the Spanish championship with two wins. The 27-year-old also made a wildcard appearance in the World Superbike Championship at Catalunya earlier this season.