McAMS Yamaha has confirmed it will field just a single bike for Jason O’Halloran during this weekend’s fourth round of the 2023 British Superbike Championship at Knockhill.
The 2021 title-winning team has been rocked in the run up to the Scottish event by the departure of its BSB rookie Tim Neave, who has opted to take a step away from racing for personal reasons.
Though McAMS Yamaha says it does plan to replace Neave at some stage in the near future, it won’t do so in time for Knockhill.
“Of course we want to be running two bikes and we have a couple of options lined up for Snetterton,” said team manager Steve Rodgers.
“But with the short notice and unique nature of Knockhill it didn’t make sense to rush to put someone on it this weekend.”
As such, O’Halloran will fly solo for the team, the Australian looking to build on a return race-winning form last time out at Donington Park.
“Knockhill holds some really good memories for me after our double win there last year so I’m looking forward to getting here.
“We’ve had speed at each round this year, as shown by the win at Donington, but it’s been a bit up and down so it was good to roll out at Knockhill and find some steps forward with the bike.
“We did some great runs and the weather looks good for the weekend, so I’m confident about being up at the sharp end and hopefully we can really kick start our 2023.”