It's the O'Show at Thruxton with Triple Victory for McAMS Yamaha

It's the O'Show at Thruxton with Triple Victory for McAMS Yamaha

Jason O’Halloran gave the Bennetts British Superbike grid an absolute masterclass with a sublime treble victory to re-ignite his championship charge at Thruxton.

The Australian rider became Yamaha’s most successful British Superbike rider in history with three imperious victories at the superfast Hampshire venue.

After setting pole position, Saturday’s outing would be the easier of the three as he was able to control the race from the front. Although saving his tyre in the early stages meant he’d start seventh for Race 2. Knowing he couldn’t push early on, O’Halloran sat in eighth for most of the race, letting the riders out front battle away, using their tyres as they did, before launching his attack on Lap 14, passing rider by rider, often with his famous move at the 150mph Church corner.

By the last lap, he was ahead of the pack and cruised to victory in an intelligent fashion. Starting tenth for the final outing, he knew he’d have to do the same again only this time it was even tougher. Still seventh with four laps to go, the ‘O’Show’ pulled off a miracle as he took the lead onto the final lap to complete his third career treble.

The weekend saw O’Halloran take his win tally to 26 races, 25 on the Yamaha R1 which makes him the most successful Yamaha rider in British Superbike history in terms of race wins.

With key championship rivals suffering, O’Halloran has halved his gap to the championship lead, now just 50.5 points off Tommy Bridewell despite entering the weekend 99.5 in arrears, meaning it’s all to play for over the final four rounds.

It was a tough weekend for Tito Rabat, who only scored one race finish with 19th in Race 2.

The championship resumes at Cadwell Park in two weeks’ time.

Jason O'Halloran

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Race 3




“That’s the best weekend of my career, coming off the back of a couple of average rounds to bounce back like this is exactly what we needed. We’ve clawed a lot of points back this weekend with pole position and three race wins which is incredible. I’m now Yamaha’s most successful rider in terms of race wins and have 26 BSB wins which is just incredible. And I’ve won eight of the last nine races at Thruxton which is another amazing stat! This is exactly what the team needed and I think we can carry this momentum forward now to Cadwell Park which is my favourite race of the year.”

Steve Rodgers

Team Principal

“Wow. Don’t doubt Jason O’Halloran! We’ve had a few tough rounds recently, the results haven’t been awful but we’ve just not quite been there for one reason or another. The boys put a lot of work in between Brands and here and we’ve solved a little problem we had and you’ve seen the result! Jason is just brilliant here, even if you do get a bit nervous when he’s down in ninth or tenth for the first half of the race! His style and tenacity is just superb. It’s been an incredible weekend and with our rivals suffering, we’ve really clawed our way back up the championship standings. There’s still a long way to go, but it’s game on!

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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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