Honda may not be defending the British Superbike title it won last season, but it will enter selected rounds of this year's championship in preparation for a full return next season, as well as two Honda Racing bikes in the Superstock 1000 class.
Former Australian Supersport Champion Jason O’Halloran and double Endurance World Champion Freddy Foray will form a two-man squad for the full Superstock 1000 Championship, competing aboard the new track-focused Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP machine in a tricolour design.
For four selected rounds of the British Superbike Championship, the Honda Racing team will be joined by current Endurance World Champion Julien Da Costa. The Frenchman will ride in the Superbike class at Snetterton, Donington Park, Silverstone and the final Brands Hatch outing as part of the continued development programme for the CBR1000RR Fireblade ahead of Honda’s planned full-time return to BSB in 2015.
"This will be my fourth consecutive season with Honda UK and my seventh year as a Honda rider," said O'Halloran. "Honda has played a big part in my racing career so it’s great to be continuing with them for 2014. I’m looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead this season and I’m especially looking forward to racing the new Fireblade SP. With the new machine and Honda (UK) behind me I believe we have everything in place to succeed and I won’t be looking for anything less than a championship win. I’ve worked hard over the winter to prepare and I can’t wait to get started."