Following his maiden British Superbike Championship victory at Snetterton last time out, Jason O’Halloran remains apprehensive as he heads into this weekend’s round at Thruxton.
The Market Rasen-based rider last year suffered a high-speed crash at the Hampshire circuit, resulting in a broken femur which put him out of action for the rest of the season.
But buoyed by his landmark win, the Australian is looking forward to two good races over the weekend, and is hopeful of a repeat performance on the Honda Racing Superbike this time out.
Fellow Rasen rider Ryuichi Kiyonari has had another two weeks to fully recover from his broken collarbone in time for this weekend’s latest round.
Kiyonari will be hoping the Hallsall Racing Bennetts Suzuki is back on form after the Japanese rider’s machine was plagued with technical issues at Snetterton last time out.
The weekend begins with two free practice sessions on Friday at 10.15am and 3pm followed by a third on Saturday at 10.05am.
The three-stage qualifying laps take place on Saturday at 2.05pm with the top nine riders going through to the third stage.
If weather permits, riders will take to the track one at a time in a Superpole shoot-out to secure grid positions for the first race on Sunday.
There will be a short warm-up on Sunday at 10.05am ahead of the first 20-lap race at 1.30pm. The second race is scheduled for 4.30pm.