O’Halloran picks up the points at ‘difficult’ Knockhill circuit


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Jason O'Halloran picked up two top 10 finishes at Knockhill (Credit: Honda Racing)

Jason O’Halloran maintained his spot in the Showdown positions this weekend after picking two top 10 finishes at Knockhill.

The 29-year-old made a great start to the opening race and found himself in fifth spot at the end of the first lap – just behind his teammate Dan Linfoot.

Linfoot’s great start, picking up five spots in process, would come to an end when he lost the front at the Hairpin – allowing O’Halloran to move up into fourth.

A battle with Shane Byrne unfolded for third place, with Shakey eventually made his move on O’Halloran. The Australian kept on pushing for the final podium spot but eventually had to settle for fourth, just 0.5 seconds off the podium.

O’Halloran would struggle for pace in the second race of the day and was forced to settle for seventh spot.

Evaluating his weekend, O’Halloran said: “We’re coming away from Knockhill with a fourth and a seventh, it’s not the best but it’s certainly not the worst, we’re coming away with a bunch of points and now sit fifth in the championship.

“So from that side it is good and definitely positive, but I always struggle here and it’s a tough circuit for me for some reason, I can never quite find that last tenth I need. But at the end of the day we have done the best job we can; we’re coming away with a bunch of points and can now go to Snetterton feeling positive with what we’re taking away from this weekend.”

The results at Knockhill leave O’Halloran fifth in the championship standings, on 83 points, and he is nine points clear of seventh place man Peter Hickman.

Next up for O’Halloran and the Honda Racing team is a trip down to Norfolk in two weeks time, with the racing action taking place at Snetterton.