News 7 Aug 2018

O’Halloran labels Thruxton BSB a ‘really positive’ weekend

Australian collects a pair of sixth place finishes at the seventh round.

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After battling through a leg injury in the last three months, Australian Jason O’Halloran posted an improved scorecard at the weekend’s seventh round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) in Thruxton.

O’Halloran has labelled his showing as really positive, a performance which saw him challenge for the podium in both outings before ultimately scoring a pair of sixth place finishes.

“It’s been a really positive weekend for us,” O’Halloran declared. “Although the results say two sixth places, in the first race we were up into third and coming into the final chicane we had a coming together with another rider and I ended up finishing sixth. We then got another strong sixth in race two.

“It’s a massive step forward from Brands, it’s only two weeks, but it’s been two weeks of hard work to improve, get fitter, stronger and get the ankle better to be able to do more laps on a Friday, which we managed here and what has helped us today.

“The boys have worked fantastic all weekend and the Fireblade has been great – we showed that in the first race by entering the last chicane with the leaders, where at Brands I didn’t see which way they went! We’ve made a good step and I’m pleased with today’s effort, although we want more than sixth I think from where we’ve come from in such a short time, we should all be happy with what we’ve achieved.”

The Honda Racing rider is ranked 10th in the championship standings as the British Superbike Championship heads to Cadwell Park on 17-19 August.