Jason O’Halloran and Tarran Mackenzie will remain with the McAMS Yamaha team for the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship after agreeing one-year extensions to their current deals.
Following the announcement that McAMS will remain on board as title sponsor for a fifth year, team-mates O’Halloran and Mackenzie will sit tight in the team for a third consecutive season following the team’s best ever year in BSB.
With a new Yamaha YZF-R1 at their disposal for the delayed 2020 season, O’Halloran and Mackenzie shared five victories between them and made seventeen visits to the podium across the shortened season. O’Halloran eventually finished runner-up after taking the title fight to the wire at Brands Hatch.
After narrowly missing out on the title, the 32-year-old Aussie is hungry for more in 2021 and keen to build on the steps the team took with the all-new YZF-R1 over a full British Superbike campaign.
Mackenzie also displayed his title-fighting credentials in 2020 with dominant victories at Silverstone and Donington GP with a further four podium finishes taking him to fifth in the standings at the end of the season. A strong end to the year saw the 25-year-old take four podiums from the final six races, signalling his intent ahead of 2021.
The Fleetwood-based team will not rest on their laurels for the season ahead with work already underway to make further progress with the YZF-R1 as they seek to go one better and clinch the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike crown.
The 2021 season is scheduled to get underway at Oulton Park on the first weekend in May after a series of tests on British circuits throughout April. The championship will be contested over 11 rounds, concluding once again at Brands Hatch next October.
Yamaha Racing will host a LIVE Q&A with both McAMS Yamaha riders and Steve Rodgers on their Facebook Page at 18:30 this evening.