The McAMS Yamaha team will be looking to strengthen their fight for the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike crown with a strong weekend as Rounds 13/14/15 of the season get underway at Donington Park.
Having taken three victories and four further podiums from the last six races, the team hope to carry their momentum forward to this weekend’s action as they look to fight for the 2020 title.
A double win last time out at Oulton Park puts Jason O’Halloran in prime position to challenge, having taken more podiums than any other rider this season, the Australian now sits just two points off series leader Glenn Irwin ahead of the final six races.
Team-mate Tarran Mackenzie is also in the mix, a brace of top ten finishes at Oulton Park sees the Silverstone race winner 53 points off the top of the table, but having seen his team-mate reduce a 44 point lead to just two over one weekend at Oulton Park, the 24-year-old knows a strong round at Donington could keep him in the title hunt ahead of the finale at Brands.
The weekend marks the season’s second visit to Donington, this time on the longer Grand Prix circuit as opposed to the National layout used back in August, where O’Halloran stormed to pole position and two podium finishes.
Mackenzie also has podium history at the iconic circuit, which is located just ten minutes’ drive from his family home in Ashby de la Zouch.
Practice for the weekend gets underway on Friday afternoon ahead of qualifying and the opening race on Saturday with two further races on Sunday.
2020 BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP – ROUNDS 13/14/15
Friday 2nd October
15:15- 16:00: Free Practice 1
Saturday 3rd October
09:40 – 10:25: Free Practice 2
12:15 – 12:40: Datatag Extreme Qualifying
16:00 – Race 1 (18 laps)
Sunday 4th October
09:35 – 09:45: Warm Up
12:15 – Race 2 (20 laps)
16:15 – Race 3 (20 laps)