News 11 Sep 2019

McAms Yamaha extends contract with O’Halloran for 2020

Australian to pilot all-new 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 alongside Mackenzie next year.

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Australian Jason O’Halloran has cemented his future in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) by signing a contract extension with McAms Yamaha for the 2020 season.

O’Halloran displayed incredible form at the beginning of the year, however much of his 2019 campaign has been hindered by a shoulder injury, which currently sees him ranked 10th in the championship standings.

The number 22 will once again be joined by Tarran Mackenzie, with the duo set to pilot the all-new 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 in the new season.

“I’m really happy to stay with the team again for next year,” said O’Halloran. “This season hasn’t panned out how I wanted it to given we’ve had two separate injuries, one at the start of the year and now the shoulder. It’s been frustrating as it’s the first year where I feel the potential of the bike and myself hasn’t been maximised.

“From a positive point of view that means there’s more to come, especially as I’m really enjoying riding the Yamaha and even though I’m struggling with my shoulder, the results are still encouraging. I’ve a lot of time for Steve and the team so I’m glad to be staying on and with a new R1 on the way hopefully there’s another step for us to take in 2020.

“The focus for me now is to get fit and healthy for 2020 and then we can learn from our mistakes, put them into practice and have a stronger year with the new bike.”

The next stop of the current BSB season is scheduled for 20-22 September at Assen in the Netherlands.

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