McAMS Yamaha Poised to Party in the Park at Cadwell

McAMS Yamaha Poised to Party in the Park at Cadwell

The McAMS Yamaha team are set for a party in the park as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship heads to the stunning Lincolnshire Wolds for round eight of the 2023 season.

Fresh from a BAFTA-worthy O’Show at Thruxton, Jason O’Halloran heads to Cadwell Park brimmed with confidence after securing a third career treble and taking the honour of the most victorious Yamaha rider in BSB history. The Australian has enjoyed prior success at the Lincolnshire venue, securing a last-lap win in 2021 and further podium finishes earlier in his career, so hitting the ground running on Saturday will be paramount, with more victories the target after reducing the championship gap to just 50.5 points.

The weekend will also pose another challenge for the Superbike riders as not only have they got to tackle 2.2-miles of the narrow and undulating circuit but will also face the iconic Superpole for the third and final time this season. Again, the top 12 riders from Free Practice will earn an automatic place into the pole shootout with just one single lap to earn their grid slot for Sunday’s opening race.

Held over the traditional Bank Holiday August weekend, the event will start will a Friday evening test session (no public admission) before the action starts properly on Saturday. Superpole and the Bike Social Sprint Race will take place on Sunday before the Party in the Park concludes on Bank Holiday Monday.

O’Halloran will be flying solo for McAMS Yamaha this weekend after a decision was made not to extend 2014 Moto2 World Champion Tito Rabat’s initial three-round agreement with the team.

Jason O'Halloran

McAMS Yamaha

C'ship

3rd

“It was an incredible weekend at Thruxton for us from start to finish, pole position and three race wins was about as good as it gets! Now we look forward to Cadwell Park and try to take this momentum forward. It is a track that I love, a home track for me in the UK; I love everything about it. But it is difficult – it is a tough track and it is always a tough race there. A lot of riders go fast there so I expect another competitive weekend. I haven’t ridden there since the race last year, so I am looking forward to getting up to speed and get the feeling with the track to get into a rhythm ready for the races.”

Steve Rodgers

Team Principal

“After a stunning weekend at Thruxton, we need to look at carrying that momentum forward. We talk about having a bad start to the year, but we’ve never been far away, often in the top five and fighting for the podium and with the points recovered at Thruxton we are now back in the hunt. On top of that, we believe we have now identified and resolved an issue that was perhaps holding us back a little in the first half of the season, Jason was pretty confident this improvement contributed to the Thruxton success and in theory should make us that little bit more competitive for the rest of the year!

“We’ll be purely focusing on Jason this weekend as we look to close down that gap to the front. Tito showed a lot of promise at Snetterton, but BSB poses a very unique challenge and Brands Hatch and Thruxton were tough weekends for him at tracks where the bike worked well so we’ve mutually agreed not to extend our three-round agreement.”

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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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