McAMS Yamaha Target Podium Return at Donington Park

McAMS Yamaha Target Podium Return at Donington Park

The McAMS Yamaha Team return to action this weekend as they target a first podium finish of the 2023 season at Donington Park which plays host to round three of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Coming off the back of a difficult Oulton Park, which saw Jason O’Halloran crash out of two races and team-mate Tim Neave just miss out on points, the McAMS Yamaha Team are determined to reach the podium this weekend as the series heads to the scene of many happy memories for the Raceways Motorcycles-run outfit.

Despite a tough start to the season and lying seventh in the standings, O’Halloran is aiming for a strong return to form at a track the Australian and the Yamaha R1 have been so dominant at in the past. Hoping to build upon a strong test before Oulton Park, the 35-year-old has returned to full fitness after sustaining superficial damage to a finger on his left hand at the Cheshire circuit and is ready to get in amongst it this weekend.

For team-mate Tim Neave, the weekend will be no different as he continues his adaptation to the R1 superbike. Making progress at one of the toughest circuits on the calendar last time out, the Lincolnshire rider will be targeting points as he returns to the scene of his victory on the Superstock machine in 2022.

Unlike previous seasons, the third round will take place over the full Donington Park GP circuit, the 2.49-mile venue where the ‘O’Show’ made a stunning return from a bruising Oulton Park with a pole and a podium finish in 2022, with the shorter National circuit taking place towards the end of the season.

The weekend kicks off on Friday ahead of the return of Superpole and the 12-lap Bike Social Sprint Race on Saturday. The two 20-lap races come on Sunday with lights out at 13.15 and 16.30.

Jason O'Halloran



“I am looking forward to going back to Donington Park, I love racing there and last year we had a couple of wins on the National circuit when we went there first in the year then a podium on the GP track, so I am looking forward to getting going. Oulton Park was obviously not a great round for us, we went there feeling like we would have a strong one after a positive test there. We qualified really well and then the crash on Saturday afternoon, I hit a wet patch or the edge of the white line, and it snowballed from there. I am looking forward to putting that behind us and we have had a couple of weeks now to fix up some minor injuries and get going next weekend. I am feeling good on the bike and good in myself and ready to get amongst it next weekend.”

Tim Neave



“I can’t wait for Donington. It’s a track I really enjoy riding at and achieved my last win there on the Superstock bike last year. Oulton was a great learning experience and I think we made some great steps, so it should put us in a good position ahead of the weekend where hopefully we can improve further.”

Steve Rodgers

Team Principal

“Oulton Park wasn’t a great round for us so we’ll be looking to get back on track this weekend. It was the round that things all came together for Jason last year so we are feeling positive as he had two wins and a second place at Donington last year. For Tim, he needs to continue improving each time he gets on the bike, Donington should be a better track for him so he should be looking to score some points this weekend.”

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2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship

Pos Rider Team Bike PTS
1 Glenn Irwin PBM Ducati Ducati 360.5
2 Tommy Bridewell PBM Ducati Ducati 360
3 Kyle Ryde RICH Energy OMG Racing Yamaha Yamaha 300
4 Leon Haslam ROKiT BMW Motorrad Team BMW 283
5 Lee Jackson FS-3 Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki 280.5
6 Jason O'Halloran McAMS Yamaha Yamaha 276.5
7 Josh Brookes FHO Racing BMW 250
8 Christian Iddon Oxford Ducati Ducati 222
9 Ryan Vickers OMG Racing Yamaha 207
10 Charlie Nesbitt Hawk Racing Honda 122.5

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