News 20 Jun 2023

Two podiums for O'Halloran in contention at Knockhill

Australia's Currie also on the rostrum in BSB Supersport.

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McAMS Yamaha racer Jason O’Halloran was in contention during the fourth round of the 2023 British Superbike Championship (BSB) at Knockhill, scoring two podium finishes as fellow Australian Ben Currie also landed on the rostrum in the Supersport category.

O’Halloran completed the sprint race in third position, 1.851s from leader Glenn Irwin and was again P3 in race two, under 1.2s from the win.

In the final outing for the weekend, the R1 rider burst into the lead and held his ground until a mistake at Clark’s on lap two saw him crash out of the race, unhurt.

“Overall, it’s been a strong weekend with two podiums and a good pace. We worked hard over the weekend and made steps in the areas we needed to,” O’Halloran said.

“The last race we got to the front and I knew I had to push but unfortunately bottomed out which lifted the front and I crashed. It’s such a tough championship now with so many fast bikes and riders so you have to take some risks to get the rewards and that’s what I tried today and sadly it didn’t pay off. Still, two podium finishes is really positive and I can’t wait to get to Snetterton.”

O’Halloran is currently sixth in the championship standings, with FHO Racing BMW Motorrad’s Josh Brookes in fourth after notching 9-9-8 finishes at round four.

In Supersport, Ben Currie (Oxford Products Racing Ducati) concluded the weekend on the podium with P3 in the feature race, with fellow Australian Tom Toparis (Macadam Racing) completing the bout in P4. The pair are now second and fourth respectively in the championship standings, as the series moves to Snetterton on 7-9 July.