After sustaining a broken left tibia on the last lap of Sunday's Japanese Moto2 Grand Prix, Bo Bendsneyder remains in Okubo Hospital and will miss this weekend's Phillip Island round.

As a result, Tech 3 has called-up local rider Bryan Staring to take over the Mistral 610 from the Dutch rookie.

The 31-year old is currently competing in the Australian Superbike series but also has a wealth of experience from the 125cc World Championship, MotoGP, World Supersport, World Superbike and FIM Superstock 1000 Championship.

“I’m really excited to come and ride Moto2, the first time for me ever in this category," Staring said. "Actually, it’s such an honour to be able to race at the Australian Grand Prix, which is my home GP.

"A massive thank you to Hervé Poncharal for giving me the opportunity on this special bike and also to Kawasaki Australia for allowing me to do this event. I have really no expectations, but a lot of anticipation.

"I’m looking forward to go out on the bike and enjoying the weekend!”

Staring is the second home replacement rider confirmed for the event with Mike Jones replacing Alvaro Bautista at the Angel Nieto Team.

 

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