O’HAL­LO­RAN COM­ING UP ON THE RAILS

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Ja­son O’hal­lo­ran is ready to blast his Honda Fire­blade into the hunt at the front as the BSB bat­tle moves to Cad­well. The Honda Rac­ing ace cur­rently sits a strong third in the cham­pi­onship stand­ings, 38 points ahead of fourth-placed Michael Laverty and 31 points be­hind Haslam in sec­ond.

Hav­ing taken his first BSB win at Snet­ter­ton, O’hal­lo­ran has had two fur­ther podi­ums since then but per­haps more im­pres­sive is the fact that he’s the only rider on the grid to have fin­ished ev­ery race in the points so far this year and all of those fin­ishes have been in­side the top 10.

How­ever, the Aussie star is go­ing for a win this week­end af­ter an­other step for­ward in test­ing at the Lin­colnshire cir­cuit. He said: cad­well is a track I’ve al­ways loved. Our test there a few weeks ago was re­ally im­por­tant for me as I missed last year’s race and it’s been a while since I’ve rid­den there. I found things with the bike’s set-up that seemed to re­ally suit me and it meant I could ride the bike ex­actly how I wanted to.

we’ve def­i­nitely gone un­der the radar a bit this year and I think peo­ple for­get I’ve come off the back of a badly bro­ken fe­mur and smashed-up left wrist and hand. We had a steady start to the year and af­ter Knock­hill made some steps with the bike and got stronger and stronger and now I feel com­fort­able and con­fi­dent to be rac­ing the likes of Shakey and Leon.

I am now one of the top guys, and I don’t think peo­ple ex­pected that at the start of the year or even up un­til the last few rounds, but I need to con­tinue my mo­men­tum this week­end to be a con­tender for race wins and the ti­tle.

Honda’s O’hal­lo­ran is con­fi­dent he has the pace to live with Haslam at front

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