The McAMS Yamaha team will be holding their heads high and looking to bounce back as the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship heads to its penultimate round this weekend.
Round 10 of the championship comes less than a week after Round 9 saw the team suffer a devastating weekend in which Tarran Mackenzie was ruled out of action for the remainder of the season with a broken femur and Jason O’Halloran’s title hopes took a huge hit when he was taken out of two consecutive races in two similar incidents involving contact with other riders.
Mackenzie underwent surgery on his fractured femur on Monday and is already at home recovering. With Donington Park a stone’s throw from his Ashby de la Zouche home, the reigning champion is hoping to visit the team this weekend if he’s feeling up to it.
O’Halloran, who has won more races than any other rider in the last two years, was walking wounded after his two incidents, but following check-ups with a specialist on Tuesday has been cleared for race action this weekend, returning to the scene of two dominant victories earlier this year.
Donington Park was also the scene of a race victory for Tim Neave and the Edwards 1902 Yamaha team in the National Superstock Championship back in May – they’ll be keen to replicate that success as the Lincolnshire rider continues to bounce back from injury.