Reigning MotoAmerica Superbike champion Cameron Beaubier will make his World Superbike debut at Donington Park as he stands in for the injured Sylvain Guintoli at Pata Yamaha.
The 23-year-old Californian convincingly won the 2015 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship title in only his second year in the competition, beating four-time champion and Yamaha teammate Josh Hayes, with eight race victories to his name.
Beaubier is excited about crossing the Atlantic and the prospect of racing on British-shores - having previously competed at the Derby circuit during his 125cc GP career - and will be looking to get to work quickly on Friday as he acquaints himself with the works YZF-R1.
“I feel really fortunate that the Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team is giving me this opportunity to be a part of the team for the weekend while Sylvain is healing up. I’m also thankful that Yamaha US is allowing me to do this in the middle of our season! It will be a tough weekend with lots of learning but I’m going to do my best and have fun,” he said.