Early bath for McAMS Yamaha as luckless run continues at Brands Hatch

Early bath for McAMS Yamaha as luckless run continues at Brands Hatch

McAMS Yamaha’s nightmare end to the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike season continued at Brands Hatch on Sunday with no points for Jason O’Halloran in another challenging day for the team.

After a sixth place on Saturday, the team had made some changes and were feeling confident for Race 2 starting seventh on the grid. O’Halloran made a strong initial start moving up to sixth, but lost a couple of positions before the end of the first lap.

Once he’d made his way through, O’Halloran got his head down and started setting competitive lap times. With the leading group always in sight, O’Halloran knew the group would come back to him as tyres started to wear and with five laps to go he was right on the back of them in fifth.

He made his way through for fourth with two to go and was fighting for third when a collision with another rider saw him taken out of the race. The rider involved was later penalised for the move.

The Aussie was keen to make amends in the final race and was well-placed from fourth on the grid, but it wasn’t meant to be as while the team had worked relentlessly to get the bike ready for the final race, a technical problem on the out lap ruled O’Halloran out from the off meaning an early bath for the McAMS team, bringing 2022 to an end.

Tim Neave finished seventh in the final Superstock race of the year, but was humbled to be awarded the Mark Fincham Memorial Trophy from True Heroes for his heroic comeback from injury this year.

O’Halloran rounded out the championship positions in fifth and Tarran Mackenzie seventh.

While the 2022 saw an ending the team would rather forget, the ten victories and 22 podiums scored throughout the season means there remains plenty to be proud about.

Jason O'Halloran

McAMS Yamaha

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“There aren’t many words really, this hasn’t been the end to 2022 any of us wanted but that’s BSB and as we have found out, anything really can, and will happen! We made some changes to the bike after yesterday and I felt really good in that race, I lost a bit of time at the start but the feeling was good and I knew we could be strong at the end. The podium finish was there for the taking but unfortunately we got taken out for the third time in as many rounds. The guys worked really hard to get the bike ready and it all looked good, but unfortunately the bike cut out on the out lap bringing our season to a close. It’s hard to be positive right now, but we’ve had a good year – I’ve won seven races, had a load of podiums and the team had many 1-2 finishes so there’s a lot to be proud of. Thanks to the whole team and everyone involved.”

Tim Neave

Edwards 1902 Superstock





“I’m a bit frustrated with the result today as I wanted to end the year on a high but we just didn’t quite have it today. I was really humbled to be awarded the Mark Fincham Memorial Trophy, that was a touching moment and I’m so thankful to them for the nod to how difficult it’s been coming back from that injury this year.”

Steve Rodgers

Team Principal

“It’s been a tough few rounds for the team and it’s gutting as nobody deserves that kind of luck. A lot of people work very hard to make this all happen and it’s devastating that we couldn’t end the year in a positive way. However, that’s racing and as a team we are a family, our riders, team members, sponsors and everyone involved – we win together and we lose together. Jason and Tarran did a fantastic job this year, we won ten races, finished on the podium 22 times and there were some excellent highlights in the summer including our treble 1-2 at Brands Hatch and some incredible races at Thruxton. But, I have to be honest, thank god it’s over now!”

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2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship

Pos Rider Team Bike PTS
1 Jason O'Halloran McAMS Yamaha Yamaha 0
2 Tim Neave McAMS Yamaha Yamaha 0
3 Glenn Irwin PBM Ducati Ducati 0
4 Tommy Bridewell PBM Ducati Ducati 0
5 Kyle Ryde RICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha Yamaha 0
6 Ryan Vickers OMG Racing Yamaha 0
7 Josh Brookes FHO Racing BMW 0
8 Peter Hickman FHO Racing BMW BMW 0
9 Jack Kennedy Mar-Train Racing Yamaha Yamaha 0
10 Christian Iddon Oxford Ducati Ducati 0

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