Australian David Johnson gets his big chance at this weekend’s FonaCab North West 200 as he lines up on a factory bike for the first time.
Johnson has tested well alongside Honda team-mate Ian Hutchinson over the winter and begins his campaign on Thursday night in the opening Supersport race.
“I’m really happy with how pre-season testing has gone. I’m with a new team with Honda this year, but everything is working really well and I definitely feel ready to go racing now,” said Johnson.
In all honestly, I felt ready even after the first test, but we have had the odd day here and there in-between and everything is working so well.
“I’m looking forward to the North West 200, it’s our first race of the year and it’s a great one to kick start the season off with.
“It’s always close racing and I think this year with the team I’m in the best position I’ve been in a long time to really get things off the ground.”