The McAMS Yamaha team are ready and prepared for one final outing in the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship as the series comes to its conclusion at Brands Hatch.
With out-going champion Tarran Mackenzie still sidelined with a broken femur, Jason O’Halloran will be flying solo as he looks to end the season on a high for the Fleetwood-based team.
O’Halloran bounced back from the disappointment that was Oulton Park with a stunning pole position and second place at Donington Park two weeks ago, but a crash in the final race left the already battered Aussie with further war-wounds.
However, the two week break has treated O’Halloran well, and while he’s not 100% he’s confident he’s at a similar level of fitness to how he was heading into the Donington Park round.
Brands Hatch was a fruitful venue for the team earlier in the year with O’Halloran and Mackenzie sharing all three wins and second places, with the duo barely separated across the line in the final race, so the team is confident about ending the season on a high.
Also looking to bow out of 2022 with a strong result is Tim Neave on the Edwards 1902 Yamaha. It will be his first visit to Brands Hatch in the National Superstock category this year after missing the earlier round with injury, but he’s confident of taking the R1 to a strong result at the Kent track, which should in theory suit the bike well.
With Tarran Mackenzie injured and O’Halloran’s crash at Donington Park ruling him out of mathematical contention, this weekend will mark the team’s last as reigning British Champions.
While the team are gutted not to be able to retain their title, their full support is behind OMG Racing and Bradley Ray and keeping the crown within the Yamaha Racing family, so would like to wish Brad and the team the best of luck this weekend.