Jason O’Halloran will remain with the McAMS Yamaha team for a fourth season in 2022 after a penning a one-year extension to his agreement with the Raceways Motorcycles squad.
Having enjoyed his best-ever season in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship in 2021, winning 11 races and finishing on the podium 22 times, O’Halloran will be back on the R1 next year as he looks to clinch the crown he narrowly missed out on this season.
The Australian was imperious in the first three quarters of the year, finishing on the podium at least once at each of the first eight rounds and taking victories at all but one of them. He dominated two events with treble victories at Oulton Park and Thruxton, showing his prowess as a BSB title contender.
His efforts played a significant role in McAMS Yamaha winning the 2021 Teams’ Trophy by a phenomenal 200 points, as well as Yamaha winning the manufacturers’ crown by over 100 points.
The news means McAMS Yamaha’s line-up remains unchanged with O’Halloran and champion Mackenzie fronting the squad for the fourth consecutive year. Both proven winners and title fighters – the duo have both played a significant role in developing the relatively young team into the successful outfit it is today.
Despite having won 21 out of 33 races this season, the McAMS Yamaha team are pushing ahead with improvements for 2022. Working closely with the PATA Yamaha WorldSBK effort, the team are expecting a number of upgrades for the start of the season which will further progress the already-proven R1 package.
Testing for the 2022 season will get underway in March next year.