The McAMS Yamaha Team is primed and ready to battle once again in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship as the Fleetwood-based squad pull the covers off their R1s ahead of the first official UK test at Donington Park this weekend.
McAMS Yamaha kickstarted their 2023 BSB season this evening, unveiling Jason O’Halloran and Tim Neave’s Yamaha R1 Superbikes at the state-of-the-art, purpose-built McAMS headquarters in Burscough.
After a season that saw the Fleetwood-based outfit win ten races, the already-proven R1 sees further upgrades from the Yamaha Racing R&D department in Italy in line with their WorldSBK counterparts.
Heading the team’s charge, Jason O’Halloran remains with the McAMS Yamaha Team for 2023 as he embarks on his fifth season with the Raceways Motorcycles run outfit. Achieving 21 race wins and 47 podium finishes since the partnership began in 2019, the Aussie is more determined than ever to return to the front following a troublesome end to his 2022 campaign.
Making his step up to Superbike following a mighty Superstock campaign aboard the Edwards 1902 R1 last season which saw the Lincolnshire-born farmer secure three victories, Tim Neave is hopeful of hitting the ground running with a focus on improving his results as the season goes on. The former flat-track ace enjoyed a positive test in Spain earlier this season and is optimistic ahead of returning to the track this weekend.
After private testing in Spain on road going stock machines, the McAMS Yamaha team will officially begin their 2023 season in the UK this weekend with a two-day test at Donington Park where the duo will work through their respective test programs before immediately moving on to Silverstone ahead of round one across April’s Easter Weekend.