O’Halloran looks forward to Brands Hatch
This weekend (20-22 July) marks the halfway point of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, with round six taking place at Brands Hatch in Kent.
The weekend is an important outing for Honda Racing’s Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran, who will be looking to make amends and start pushing towards the all-important top-six.
Returning to Brands for the second time this year, O’Halloran and teammate Linfoot will be unleashing the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblades on the 2.4-mile GP circuit, where both have secured podium finishes in the past.
Plagued with injuries and bad luck in recent outings, the Honda duo will be looking to put recent woes behind them and push on in order to collect vital championship points towards the top-six, where currently O’Halloran is sitting 10th and Linfoot 14th, as the Showdown looms.
Jason O’Halloran saying, “I really enjoy racing the full GP circuit at Brands Hatch, so I am excited to get there this weekend. Last time we raced there at the end of last year we had a strong race and finished second, so I have good memories from there. I am still carrying my ankle injury, so Friday will be assessing the situation and seeing what strength and movement I have on the bike.
“At Knockhill I wasn’t able to complete the two races, so the aim for this weekend is to finish both races and get a good points haul. I felt good on the Friday and Saturday at Knockhill, but my body just wasn’t strong enough come Sunday. But we’ve had two weeks and I’ve been continuing the rehab and therapy, and last weekend I was at Goodwood with Honda, so did a lot of walking around the site and that’s helped with getting the leg strong again. I can’t wait to be back up the front again and I really hope we can do that this weekend, get some strong finishes and collect some more points towards our championship tally.”