Honda Racing team manager Havier Beltran says he has 'no doubt' Dan Linfoot and Jason O'Halloran are the ideal pairing to lead its return to the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2015.

After taking a sabbatical from the series in 2014, Honda Racing confirmed it will return to BSB next season having signed Linfoot from Quattro Plant Kawasaki and promoted its Superstock/test rider O'Halloran to lead its charge.

Eager to emulate the success of its last campaign in 2013 when Alex Lowes clinched the title, though Linfoot and O'Halloran are a relatively unproven pairing having accumulated just a single BSB podium between them, Beltran retains plenty of faith in his choice.

"We're obviously very pleased to be returning to MCE BSB for 2015 and happy to have Jason and Dan on board," he said. "Both riders have an incredibly positive attitude and they are both hungry for success, so there is no doubt in my mind that the two of them will make an excellent team.

"Couple that with all the hard work that the team has done over the past year in testing and developing the Superbike package and I'm confident that 2015 will see Honda Racing return to the championship in a strong position and capable of achieving top results."

Though he only has a single podium to his name, Linfoot emerged as one of the standout performers from the 2014 season, scoring in each race to reach the Title Showdown. He would go on to miss the overall top three by just ten points, eventually being classified fifth.

O'Halloran, meanwhile, returns to BSB after handful of Superbike outings over the years, the Australian having led development of the CBR1000RR during Honda's year out. He has also tasted success with the manufacturer at Supersport and Superstock level.



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