BSS: O'Halloran joins Supersport with TAG

Jason O'Halloran joins the TAG Triumph team as he sets his sights on the 2010 Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship
Jason O'Halloran will return to racing in the United Kingdom in 2010 after penning a deal to compete in the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship with TAG Triumph.

The Australian made his debut on these shores in 2008 when he raced for SMT Honda during the latter stages of the British Superbike Championship, a partnership that was extended into 2009.

However, when O'Halloran made an ill-fated move to World Supersports with Althea Honda, an endeavour that lasted just a single event, he spent much of the second-half of 2009 sat on the sidelines.

Nonetheless, the former Australian Supersport Champion is setting his sights on the British title in 2010 after agreeing to join TAG Triumph, formed last season in an attempt to continue the manufacturer's success in the category. O'Halloran is excited about the opportunity.

"I think after the season I had last year where I changed teams and changed championships the TAG Triumph deal is exactly what I needed for 2010,” he told the BSB website. “They are a professional team with the bikes, equipment and crew to be a serious title contender this year and that's my main focus; to win the championship.

"Last year was my first full season racing overseas and I really only completed half of it, so coming back to the UK to race in the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship I am feeling confident that I can do a good job. I will be heading back to the UK in the middle of February so I can get settled in to my new place and get ready to start our testing schedule in preparation for Brands Hatch.”

Having injured his wrist on an sole outing with Linxcel-Seton Yamaha at Croft, O'Halloran is also now fully recovered.

"I headed back to the Australian summer in November and it was a little bit of a gamble really as I had a few things looking good for this year but nothing was set in concrete before I left. I had to head home to start physiotherapy on my injured wrist though, and it was only getting colder in the UK, so I packed up and jumped on the plane.

“But soon after I arrived back home things started to progress with Triumph and we eventually agreed to do this season together in the Fuchs-Silkolene British Supersport Championship.
removed so I have no metal in my wrist and everything else is good; I'm feeling fit and healthy and looking forward to a successful season with TAG Triumph."

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Brian - Unregistered

January 29, 2010 2:05 PM

Be careful what you say about this guy. I have seen him over many years and he is very very good. It is good for BSB to have him but sad to see he won't be part of the Aussie scene in 2010. Recall the comments of his BSB team last year?

JJW - Unregistered

February 06, 2010 10:16 PM

I wish Jason every success. Yes, MD, Last year ended very sad for both Jason and SMT Honda, after such a promising start and the bike was getting better as the season went on. We will probably not know the story but I feel very sorry for Robin Croft and his team at SMT. A nicer bunch of folk are hard to find. Real enthusiasts for the love of the sport.

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