Honda Racing’s Jason O’Halloran is back on his feet after the huge injury suffered by the Australian at Thruxton back in July, when he collided with a touring Howie Mainwaring-Smart during qualifying, shattering his femur in the process.
Set to start his sixth year with the MCE British Superbike Championship’s only full factory team when he returns to track in March for testing, he says he can’t wait to get going after so long on the side-lines.
“I’m really pleased to be staying with Honda, in what will be my sixth year with them. To have their support after my injury and missing the second half of the season has kept me going and makes me just want to come back stronger than ever.
“When I got injured I was lying fifth in the championship, finding my feet and felt like I could have secured a place in the Showdown, so it was a huge blow to myself and the team that I was forced to pull out. It’s been a tough few months recovering from the injuries, but these things either make or break you and I am probably stronger now than I have ever been, and can’t wait to get back on my Fireblade for testing in the New Year.
“I think going into 2016 we’re in a better position than we were this year, we learnt a lot during the first few rounds and I think we can have a strong championship, we have a great package with the bike and the team so I see no reason why we can’t be challenging for podiums from the start.”