McAMS Yamaha head to the sixth round of the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike championship buoyed with confidence following their best weekend in the series at Brands Hatch.
The Raceways Motorcycles-run squad placed 1-2, took pole position and set the fastest lap in each of the three races with reigning champion Tarran Mackenzie taking two victories and team-mate Jason O’Halloran taking the other.
As the series hits its halfway point, Round 6 takes place at the super-fast Thruxton – the quickest circuit on the BSB calendar.
The Hampshire track holds precious memories for the team, who scored their first BSB 1-2 in the second race at Thruxton in 2021 with O’Halloran and Mackenzie. It was a special weekend for O’Halloran, who won all three races in commanding style.
After the stunning treble 1-2 at Brands Hatch, O’Halloran leads the overall BSB standings by 10 points and has a seven podium point advantage over closest rival Bradley Ray.
Mackenzie’s double victory hauled him into an all-important Showdown spot, he currently sits eighth overall with 105 points.
Thruxton will also mark the team returning to full force, with Edwards 1902 Yamaha’s Tim Neave looking to return to action in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship this weekend. Neave missed the last two rounds after sustaining pelvic injuries in an accident at the team’s Knockhill test at the start of June.
The Lincolnshire rider underwent a shakedown test at Cadwell Park on Tuesday and felt good on his Edwards 1902 R1. He will need to pass a medical assessment at the circuit before taking to the track in FP1. Despite missing two rounds, he’s just 24 points off the championship lead, although the team emphasises there is no pressure or expectation as he returns from injury.