Honda’s still-injured Jason O’Halloran took a brace of sixth places at the Thruxton BSB round but says it was a massive step forward from Brands Hatch two weeks ago.
The Australian had got himself into third place in race one but was on the end of speculative pass from Josh Brookes that saw them both go off track. O’Halloran then worked his way to third again in race two but a near coming together into the final chicane on lap six caused the Aussie to take evasive action to avoid contact with another rider, and in the drama O’Halloran cut the corner of the chicane.
“It’s been a really positive weekend for us and although the results say two sixth places, in the first race we were up into third and coming into the final chicane we had a coming together with another rider and I ended up finishing sixth. We then got another strong sixth in race two,” said O’Halloran.
“It’s a massive step forward from Brands, it’s only two weeks, but it’s been two weeks of hard work to improve, get fitter, stronger and get the ankle better to be able to do more laps on a Friday, which we managed here and what has helped us today.
“The boys have worked fantastic all weekend and the Fireblade has been great - we showed that in the first race by entering the last chicane with the leaders, where at Brands I didn’t see which way they went! We’ve made a good step and I’m pleased with today’s effort, although we want more than sixth I think from where we’ve come from in such a short time, we should all be happy with what we’ve achieved.”