O’Halloran stands in for Andrews at Suzuka Eight-Hours

O'Halloran: taller in real life. But not a lot...
O'Halloran: taller in real life. But not a lot... Picture: Honda Racing

Samsung Honda’s National Superstock front-runner Jason O’Halloran will make a return to the Honda TT Legends team for the Suzuka Eight-Hours as he stands in for the still-crocked Simon Andrews.

The Australian rode for the team in Doha and aided Ryuichi Kiyonari and Michael Laverty, all of whom were drafted in as the regulars were on TT duty, to the squad’s first-ever podium. He is currently testing at Oschersleben.

"It was a such an honour to race for the Honda TT Legends at Qatar so I’m excited and flattered to be asked to join the team in Japan. It’s a really slick crew and the Qatar race went so smoothly with no real drama – I hope we can do the same again. I did the Suzuka 8-hour in 2008 and really enjoyed the experience so I’m definitely looking forward to doing it for a second time. It’s such an iconic event and to compete there with Honda will be fantastic," he said.

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