Honda Racing's Jason O'Halloran believes he and his team have some work to do with his Fireblade setup in dodgy conditions but the Australian showed good pace in the dry, challenging for a top-foour in the season-opening Bennetts British Superbike round at Donington.
In race one, only a broken gear lever on the last lap stopped him from being in the hunt for fourth but the wet/dry nature of the track in race two proved to be more difficult to contend with.
"After the race I’m a little disappointed with ninth place if I’m honest. I struggled a little within the group and getting out of corners, which was frustrating but I know we can learn from it and move on. We have a bit of a way to come when we’re faced with dodgy conditions and we do have some work to do to get a better feeling with the CBR," said O'Halloran.
"In the dry we showed we do have good pace and hopefully the next few weeks the weather will start to dry up! The track and conditions were good in the end, I didn’t think this morning I would be saying that, but it turned out OK. There were a few wet patches around the circuit and it was hard to pass at times as it was still a single line, but towards the end it was good."