The McAMS Yamaha team is targeting a return to the podium as the 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship visits their home circuit of Oulton Park for the second round of the season.
After a solid opening round at Silverstone earlier this month despite a lack of dry testing, the team headed to Oulton Park for the official two-day test. Unfortunately, as has been the theme in 2023, weather cut this short but they were able to get some track time on the final day which proved useful as they continue to refine the 2023 package.
In fact, despite a crash in the second session, O’Halloran was feeling comfortable on his R1 and set the fastest time of the test, boosting confidence ahead of Oulton Park, where the Australian has five race victories to his name.
For series rookie Tim Neave the weekend will be about further getting to grip with the R1 superbike, this time at one of the most demanding tracks on the calendar. The test means Neave knows what to expect coming into the weekend and his aim remains the same, to improve in each session and get closer to the front every time he rides the bike.
Practice gets underway on Saturday ahead of Qualifying and the Bike Social Sprint Race on Sunday with the main two races taking place on Bank Holiday Monday.