FORMER British 125GP champion Luke Jones will deputise for Jason O’Halloran in the seventh round of the National Superstock 1000 Championship round at Oulton Park for HM Plant Honda, as the Australian continues to recover from the injuries he sustained in a crash at Knockhill.
O’Halloran was involved in a multi-rider incident in the Knockhill race when he crashed out at turn one, leaving him with a broken left leg just above the ankle and, he also underwent operations to remove his spleen and repair a tear in his bladder.
The former Australian Supersport champion remains in Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline and had an operation on his leg on Monday. He is expected to be transferred to a hospital nearer to his home near the team’s base in Lincolnshire during the week.
Jones currently leads the Triumph Triple Challenge and won the British 125GP Championship in 2007, narrowly missed out on the Junior Superstock title finishing runner up in 2009.
Jones said: “You never want another rider to be injured and I hope Jason makes a speedy recovery. I am really excited to be offered a chance to be part of the HM Plant Honda team; they have so much experience across the different championships and the Fireblade is possibly the best package out there, so I can’t wait until Oulton Park.”