OMG Suzuki's Gino Rea will be in at the deep end when he makes his Thruxton debut at this weekend's Bennetts British Superbike round.
The former Moto2 star hasn't raced at the Hampshire circuit, which is the fastest on the BSB calendar, before and will be on steep learning curve come Friday.
“Thruxton will be another new circuit for me to learn and it looks really fast; quite the opposite to places like Knockhill. I'm looking forward to getting the laps in and, like at Brands Hatch, improving every session," said Rea.
"Although our final position at Brands wasn't what we were looking for, we discovered a couple of places where we need to improve. It's always hard to predict how it's going to go, especially at a new circuit, but we'll be giving it our all. I'm looking forward to getting back out on track with OMG Racing."