Silverstone BSB: Consistency leads O’Halloran to Showdown success

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Honda Racing’s Jason O’Halloran has managed to score points at every MCE British Superbike round this year and his solid form meant that he bagged his place inside the top six, even after crashing out of race three at Silverstone.

The ninth round of the series started off strongly as the Australian made it on to pole position for the first time this season, and it was the maiden pole on the new Fireblade too.

But O’Halloran did panic somewhat in the final race when he crashed at Copse on only the opening lap. He then had to watch as showdown rivals, Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon and RAF Reserves Kawasaki’s Jake Dixon made their around the wet track.

Unfortunately Iddon crashed out unhurt, and it paved the way for O’Halloran to hold on to his Showdown position. Going in to Oulton Park the Honda man is sixth in the overall standings and has 503 points.

“I knew going into that race that Christian had to win and Jake had to be second to be knocked out so my plan was to finish and pick up a few points, and I didn’t even make it to turn two,” said the Australian.

“I then watched the race and I saw Christian and Jake coming forward, then I started panicking a little bit. Then unfortunately for him Christian went down and I knew I made it through.

“It has been a long year and a hard year and we have had our problems and we have had our good days so we have been able to score and that is what just got us here in the end.”

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