Jason O’Halloran may be a long way from his Australian home but this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike visit to Cadwell Park is as local as it gets for the McAMS Yamaha rider.
The championship leader lives just 30 minutes away from the Wolds venue on the outskirts of Lincoln, and has spent plenty of time getting ‘match fit’ at his favourite track in recent years, despite this being the first competitive weekend here since 2019.
A win and two podiums from last week’s visit to Donington saw O’Halloran 54 points clear of his nearest rival, and teammate, Tarran Mackenzie with an overall tally of 277 but the Yamaha rider is hoping for more from his home round.
"Cadwell Park is my favourite circuit on the BSB calendar and I am absolutely itching to get the R1 out around there, having not raced there since 2019,” O’Halloran admitted eagerly.
“I've done quite a few laps on our stocker test bike over the last 18 months as it's my local track so I headed there a few times to keep bike fit when racing was delayed by COVID.
“I love the place and I would love to win there - but there will be a number of riders who are strong there this weekend. Qualifying will be very important as it's a hard circuit to pass at, so if we can qualify well and get a good start I am confident of getting some decent podium points.”