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Honda Racing’s Ja­son O’hal­lo­ran took a step fur­ther to se­cur­ing his place in this year’s Show­down with his third podium of the year at Brands Hatch. How­ever, it’s the Aus­tralian’s con­sis­tency that places him in strong con­tention for this year’s ti­tle. O’hal­lo­ran cur­rently sits third in the ti­tle chase, 38 points ahead of Michael Laverty.

Seven rounds in, O’hal­lo­ran has fin­ished ev­ery race of the 2016 sea­son within the top 10, mean­ing he’s been able to keep in touch of Shane Byrne and Leon Haslam at the top of the table.

“I’m com­fort­able racing with Leon and Shakey now, whereas ear­lier this year I wasn’t that com­fort­able in the lead group as I was push­ing re­ally hard to be there. Now I feel like I should be there.

“Shakey took 10 podium points on us to­day so we need to man­age that lead and I’m hop­ing we can bring it down at Cad­well. We had a very pos­i­tive test there and I lapped close to lap record pace, so we’ll see what hap­pens.”

Team-mate Dan Lin­foot main­tained his spot in the Show­down de­spite a tough week­end, cross­ing the line sev­enth and eighth in Sun­day’s two races.

Honda’s O’hal­lo­ran will be push­ing for more podi­ums

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