Brands BSB: O’Halloran searching for more feel from Yamaha - Bikesport News

Brands BSB: O’Halloran searching for more feel from Yamaha

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McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran says he needs to work on getting more feel from his R1 as he was unable to find pace in either of yesterday’s Bennetts British Superbike races at Brands Hatch.

After topping the winter test times, O’Halloran hasn’t had the best of starts to the season and with the mixed conditions yesterday, The Australian wasn’t able to make the most of his front-row start grabbed when the track was dry.

“After qualifying on the front row yesterday, we were expecting a lot better than what we got today. The first race was really tricky in the wet conditions, I started quite well but I had a problem with a lack of feeling at the front end and slowly drifted back,” O’Halloran/.

I started the second race on row four, which was always going to be difficult. The first lap was something else, there were people left, right and centre and I ended up 15th on lap one.

“I got back up to ninth and then didn’t have any more pace to close down the gap, so we had to bring it home for some points. We have some work to do, we have to improve the feeling with the bike.

“We’ll put our heads together and try and improve our race pace. I need a better feeling in race conditions.”

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