Samsung Honda's British Supersport star Jason O'Halloran will ride in place of the injured Mike di Meglio at the JiR team during this weekend's Silverstone round of the Moto2 World Championship.

Di Meglio suffered a 'compound fracture of the sacral bone' in Sunday's race and will require at least 30 days of rest.

25-year-old Australian O'Halloran heads to Silverstone fresh from a third place in Monday's Cadwell Park BSS round and is currently sixth in the championship standings.

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"I'm really looking forward to the weekend," he said. "The Moto2 championship is a series I look up to and follow closely. It will be an honour and a privilege to be part of it. Silverstone is a circuit I know well and have had some good results there in the past. To be part of both the British Grand Prix experience and race with a very experienced team like JiR is going to be very special for me.

"It will be hard to predict any results just yet, as I've never even sat on a Moto2 machine, let alone ridden one, but I think coming from Supersport is probably easier than coming from the Superbike class. Either way, I'm coming to Silverstone this weekend off the back of two good results in British Supersport so my confidence is high and I'm looking forward to working with the team and learning the bike session by session."

Team manager Gianluca Montiron added: "We are all aware of how difficult a debut in a category which is hard-fought like Moto2 will be, furthermore this will be the first time for Jason riding a prototype machine, but we will provide all our know-how to ensure that he'll enjoy himself and take this occasion as an opportunity to see up close the best riders in the world."