Fitzpatrick back

ALFRETON’S Craig Fitzpatrick is set to make a return to British Superbike Evo action this weekend as the series stops off at his home circuit Donington Park.

He has not raced since round six of the series at Snetterton due to technical problems with his Honda Fireblade.

A couple of early season crashes had left the Close Print Finance Honda squad on the back foot and the decision was taken to sit out three rounds.

The break has enabled the team to regroup and try for a more successful end to the season.

The Derbyshire circuit will be making a comeback of its own as it plays host to the British Superbike series for the first time since 2009.

The track has undergone a minor refresh since then with mainly slight safety tweaks to increase run-off and a small alteration to the Fogarty Esses.

Fitzpatrick will be contesting the final three rounds of the 2011 championship aboard the rebranded PacedayZ - Close Print Finance Honda.

Long-time title sponsor Close Print Finance continue their considerable support, joined by new Derbyshire-based venture PacedayZ.