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"We need to put our heads together..." - Jason O'Halloran loses more ground in BSB battle

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Jason O'Halloran, McAMS Yamaha, Yamaha R1, 2023 BSB, Brands Hatch, action [credit - Tim Keeton/Impact Images]

Having taken a victory and a brace of second place finishes at Brands Hatch twelve months ago, Jason O’Halloran cut a frustrated figure come the end of the latest British Superbike Championship [BSB] round at Brands Hatch.

The McAMS Yamaha rider could only manage a best finish of fifth this time around, albeit in the truncated, half-points opening race of the weekend, together with a pair of sixth place finishes in the dry on Sunday.

“It’s been a tough weekend to be honest and I’d be lying if I said I was happy about it,” he admitted. “I’m getting quite frustrated at the minute but that’s life. You’ve got to keep fighting with what you’ve got.”


“Conditions were pretty horrible on Saturday. Starting from row three I knew I had to get through to the front but in the early stages I didn’t have a lot of grip. Once I settled into the race the bike came to me and I started to feel a lot better.”

“I started to move forward and when I passed Leon (Haslam) I had clear track and I felt really good. I was happy enough with a fifth, but I’d have liked the race to have gone full distance as I think maybe I could have gained a couple of positions.”

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However, that was as good as it got for one of the pre-season favourites and whilst he ran in the leading group in both races on Sunday, it marked another weekend in which he ceded ground to BeerMonster Ducati points' leader Tommy Bridewell.

“I thought Brands would be good for us, but it was just a difficult weekend. We don’t really seem to have any strong points at the moment which is hard to believe really.

"We need to put our heads together for Thruxton, I’ve won five of the last six races at Thruxton and if I get beaten there it’ll be tough. It’s not ideal but we’ll work through it and find a solution.”

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