Second place starter Jason O’Halloran is anticipating a pack fight in tomorrow’s 30-lap races around the Silverstone National circuit.
And the McAMS Yamaha rider believes anyone who is brave enough to try to break away is going to suffer with tyre life.
O’Halloran narrowly missed out on pole position, just 0.054s behind team-mate and top qualifier Tarran Mackenzie, while holding off Be Wiser Ducati’s leading man from today, Scott Redding, by a mere 0.004s.
The Australian is now hoping to build on a solid weekend thus far and convert his performance into victory tomorrow, but is aware that it could be a battle of the bunch with a handful of riders at the head of the race.
“I’ve had a fantastic weekend being within the first couple of guys in every session and I’m expecting to have a really strong race tomorrow,” he said. “But 30 laps is a long race so I’m expecting there to be quite a lot of guys in the front group.
“I’m not disappointed about missing pole – the team will be happy tonight with this one-two. I said before the session to myself that anywhere on the front row would be good for tomorrow
I don’t think anyone’s going to get away, I think if you try to get away you’re going to burn your tyres.
“I’m expecting a hard race but I think with the work we’ve done the last couple of days we’re in a really good place. This shows that we’ve got a really good package.”