BSB: “It will be the biggest day of my career” – Jason O’Halloran
McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran has put himself in the driving seat following his race one victory, will tomorrow be his day?
Jason first started his British Superbike career back in 2015 riding for Honda. His first season didn’t go to plan as he suffered a broken leg at Thruxton, which resulted in him being out of action for the rest of his first season.
He won his first BSB race at Snetterton back in 2016, he was not short of podiums during his time with Honda, claiming 15 in the four years he rode for them. He was a two-time showdown contender; finishing fifth both times. Jason left Honda in 2018 and took the seat of fellow Australian Josh Brookes at McAms Yamaha.
Last year he had a positive start to the season leading 29/30 laps at Silverstone race one but he had a coming together with his team-mate Tarran Mackenzie, that seemed to be the start of his bad luck for the rest of the season. This is his best season of his career so far having won three races, and he has had six further podiums. He took the first Pole position of the season at the Donington Park National Circuit, as of yet he hasn’t had a DNF.
However, this season, the Australian has been uninjured, and with a new 2020 YZF-R1, the number 22 has put together the perfect season. Jase has stood on the top step three times, and has featured on the podium in the majority of the 2020 season.
Speaking after his latest win, O’Halloran said:
Jason O’Halloran – McAMS Yamaha“That was an exciting race. I look forward to watching it back! There were so many passes I can’t remember them all! I tried to stay as close to the front as I could, when I got overtaken I made sure I went straight back at them as I didn’t want to drop too far down the group. The pace wasn’t overly fast, I was quite comfortable, but the issue was trying to stay ahead of the person you passed as they had the same idea, as soon as you got past they’d be straight back at you. It was a tricky race in the middle but towards the end I got to the front, had one clear lap and saw +0.3 and thought I’m going now. My tyre was still good right to the end, the bike was working really well. There are a few little areas we can improve to try and make our life easier tomorrow, but I think we can be stronger again. The 20 lappers should suit us, we are strong at the end of the race so I’m looking forward to two important races tomorrow – it will be the biggest day of my career.”
With race one under his belt so far this weekend, can Jason’s dreams come true and be the third Australian to win the BSB Championship Title?
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