SMT Honda's Jason O'Halloran added more points to his championship total when he finished 13th in the first British Superbike race at Thruxton on Sunday.

O'Halloran was having his first taste of the fast, undulating 2.35-mile circuit and found life tough to begin with, lying in a lowly 25th place after day one.

However, he soon got dialled in and a number of significant improvements to the set-up of the bike saw him shoot up to a strong 11th in qualifying.

After claiming points in race one, O'Halloran hit problems in the closing stages of race two, dropping him back to an eventual 17th place, but team manager Robin Croft wasn't too disappointed.

"Jason's obviously never been here before and it's a very unique circuit. It's faster than anywhere else we go and is very bumpy so it's a tough place for a newcomer to come to," he said.

"Having said that, he made great strides throughout the three days, reducing his times with each outing, and it was mainly geometry issues that held us back.

"We couldn't get the bike to quite handle as we would have liked but we've picked up some more points and are still in eleventh overall."


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