After a sterling performance at Silverstone, the McAMS Yamaha team are looking to carry the momentum into rounds 10/11/12 of the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship which take place at their home circuit, Oulton Park, this weekend.
The Fleetwood-based squad took a win and four further podium finishes last time out at Silverstone with Tarran Mackenzie and Jason O’Halloran on fine form with the 2020 YZF-R1.
Oulton Park marks the beginning of the second half of the condensed British Superbike campaign, but with nine races each weekend there are still 225 points to play for. Both O’Halloran and Mackenzie are within 20 points of second in the championship, meaning it’s all to play for heading into the final three events.
Having taken five podium finishes so far this year, O’Halloran sits fifth in the standings and is desperate to add to the impressive number of victor’s BSB has seen this year. Oulton Park has been a strong circuit for the Aussie in the past and a series of impressive results with a broken shoulder last year has him feeling hopeful ahead of the weekend.
Brimming with confidence after his victory at Silverstone, Mackenzie is also looking forward to visiting the picturesque Cheshire track as he believes the improvements found with the 2020 YZF-R1 will help him at a circuit where he has won in the support classes and has a best BSB result of fourth.
Practice gets underway on Friday afternoon ahead of a busy Saturday which sees the riders take to the track for a morning practice session, qualifying at lunch time and the opening race on Saturday afternoon before two final races on Sunday.
2020 BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP – ROUNDS 10/11/12 OULTON PARK
Friday 18th September
15:20 – 16:05: Free Practice 1
Saturday 19th September
09:15 – 10:00: Free Practice 2
12:15 – 12:40: Datatag Extreme Qualifying
16:15 – Race 1 (16 laps)
Sunday 20th September
12:00 – 12:10: Warm Up
13:15 – Race 2 (18 laps)
16:40 – Race 3 (18 laps)