Bryan Staring replacing Bo Bendsneyder

Following his unfortunate accident on the last lap of the Japanese Grand Prix last Sunday, Bo Bendsneyder remains in Tokyo’s Okubo Hospital, where he is receiving the best possible treatment on his broken left tibia.

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Bryan Staring on the grid at Brands Hatch earlier this year – Image by Dave Yeomans

For this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix, the French Tech3 squad has recruited Bryan Staring to take over the Mistral 610 from the Dutch rookie.

The West Australian arrives with a wealth of experience, including a one-off ride in the 125cc World Championship in 2004, and a full season with a troubled FTR Honda squad in the 2013 MotoGP season.

Bryan Staring on the troubled Go & Fun Honda in the 2013 MotoGP World Championship – AJRN image

Rides in British Superbike, World Superbike, World Supersport and European Superstock also form part of Bryan’s CV but this weekend will be the first time he has slung a leg over a Moto2 machine.

“I've had a good relationship with Kawasaki Europe in the past. So when the position came up at Grillini it recommended me,” said Staring, who was a MotoGP rider in 2013. “And I'd shown my face at the first European world superbike round and let everyone at the race track know that I was here and available.”
Bryan Staring at Silverstone in 2012

Staring has previously earned Australian Championship crowns in the 125 GP, Supersport and Superbike categories.

This year the 31-year old raced in the Australian Superbike Championship for BCperformance Kawasaki and finished the season sixth overall.

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Bryan Staring speaks to Marc Bracks in Parc Ferme – Image by Rob Mott

Bryan Staring

“I’m really excited to come and ride Moto2, the first time for me ever in this category. 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!”

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Bryan Staring – Image by Rob Mott