Jason O’Halloran was on the pace for McAMS Yamaha on the opening day of the final round of the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, setting the second quickest time around the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.
The day’s practice times were all taken from FP1, with a rain shower before FP2 leaving sketchy conditions for the second session meaning many riders did not head out, including O’Halloran.
The Aussie was looking quick throughout the session, near the top of the times for most of the 45 minutes before setting the second quickest time towards the end with a 1’24.899 which saw him 0.4 seconds off pacesetter Bradley Ray.
The strong start sees him progress directly through to tomorrow’s Qualifying 2 ahead of the first race of the weekend.
Tim Neave had a strong start on the Edwards 1902 R1 in the National Superstock class, eighth overall after two practice sessions, 0.9 seconds from the top.