BSB: McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran Takes Pole Position At Silverstone, His Fourth Of The 2021 Season.
Jason O’Halloran Puts Himself in Pole Position For Race One At Silverstone.
The weather at the Northhamptonshire Circuit of Silverstone was better than yesterday with no threat of rain. The pressure was on for the remaining riders yet-to be confirmed for the 2021 Showdown. McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran topped the Free Practice Three Session this morning, followed by VisionTrack Ducati’s Josh Brookes in second place, can Brookes save his dispiriting season this weekend?
Q1 got under-way with Honda’s Ryo Mizuno leading the way, FS-3 Racings Rory Skinner was in the cut-off place for Q2 in sixth place. BMW’s Andrew Irwin crashed at Coppice whilst he was in fourth place.
With just under-three minutes remaining Rory Skinner was in first place, Ryan Vickers was in sixth place, Dan Linfoot was just outside the top six in seventh place, the Honda man just couldn’t do a hot lap to get in the top-six.
The top six riders through to Q2 were Rory skinner, Danny Buchan Ryo Mizuno Luke Stapleford, Andrew Irwin and Ryan Vickers. The stand out rider for the Q1 session was Honda’s Ryo Mizuno, it was the first time he has progressed into Q2.
SYNETIQ BMW’s Andrew Irwin was able to get out for the Q2 session after his Q1 crash at Coppice. Early in the session Honda’s Glenn Irwin was leading the way, until McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran took the top spot. Josh Brookes was down in 17th place, RICH Energy OMG BMW’s Kyle Ryde crashed whilst he was in 10th place, Tommy Bridewell also crashed out at Coppice whilst sitting in second place.
At the checkered flag it was Jason O’Halloran who took his fourth Pole Position of the 2021 season, team-mate Tarran Mackenzie was in second place, Tommy Bridewell hung onto third place even though he crashed out of the session. The Showdown hopefuls Gino Rea, Glenn Irwin, Ryan Vickers and Josh Brookes, finished fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Lee Jackson finished in ninth place just in front of Ducati’s Christian Iddon.
It’s all to play for in Race One coming up at 16:15.
Featured Images: Bennetts British Superbikes, McAMS Yamaha Racing Team.