O’Halloran Fourth in Cadwell Sprint

O’Halloran Fourth in Cadwell Sprint

Jason O’Halloran pushed until the very end at Cadwell Park today as he rode to a fourth-place finish in the BikeSocial Sprint Race in the eighth round of the 2023 Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

After a washout Saturday afternoon, conditions cleared up for Sunday morning’s free practice three session, which gave the McAMS Yamaha rider more dry laps as he looked to fine-tune the setting on his R1 machine.

However, the dry weather was short-lived as patchy showers began to fall during FP4, and with more scheduled for qualifying, BSB organisers took the decision to run the wet-weather Superpole format. Heading out for the 15-minute dash for pole position, the Australian caught traffic through Hall Bends, losing a bit of time on his fast lap.

As a brief shower returned mid-way through the session, O’Halloran sat fourth and would hold position until the death where he dropped to fifth ahead of the afternoon’s race.

Launching from the second row, the O’Show held position in the frantic opening laps before a retirement ahead moved him to fourth. Chasing the leading trio as more drops of rain briefly began to fall over the Lincolnshire venue, the number 22 rider continued to eat into the gap ahead, but struggling with a lack of rear grip, it would prove too big a task.

A heroic final lap saw the group of three quickly become a quartet, but despite his best efforts, couldn’t find the pass he needed to put him on the podium, crossing the line to end the 12-lap sprint in fourth.

O’Halloran’s late race pace looks promising for bank holiday Monday’s two 18-lap races, where he’ll line up sixth for race two at 13.15.

Jason O'Halloran

McAMS Yamaha



Race 1




“Overall it was a good first race for us at Cadwell. I struggled a bit at the start with the feeling from the rear tyre, but I kept on pushing and closed the top three down but just ran out of laps to get the move for the podium done. I’ve had a good feeling with the bike all weekend, so we’ll have a look and make a few adjustments for tomorrow and get back in the mix.”

Steve Rodgers

Team Principal

“That was a good start, obviously we are aiming for wins and podiums but that’s not easy in BSB! We’ve had good pace all weekend and there was something holding Jason back in the early part of the race, towards the end he was quicker than anyone as you saw by how he closed down on the leading group so that bodes well for two longer races tomorrow. We’ll have a look at the data and try to figure out what was missing at the start and go again tomorrow!”

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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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