Jason O'Halloran is hopeful he won't be too far off the pace after crashing midway through the afternoon session at the final MCE British Superbike test at Donington Park.

The Honda Racing rider had been making strong progress during the final test session but suffered a big crash at the Melbourne hairpin which badly damaged his CBR1000RR, forcing his test to an abrupt end. Fortunately the Australian rider walked away from the crash unhurt with the British Superbike season starting next week.

After not being able to take any further part in the test, O'Halloran slipped down the timesheets to 19th but can take comfort in the fact that his team-mate Dan Linfoot ended the day fifth and just three-tenths off timesheet topper Shane Byrne.

"The test was good, we managed to get some laps in the afternoon and we were able to try a few different things," O'Halloran said. "Unfortunately my session was cut short after I crashed and the bike was too damaged to re-start the session, so we only had half the amount of laps than the other boys.

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"We can take some positives from the laps we completed during the session and maybe not lose too much time next weekend in practice."

Honda Racing is preparing a three bike factory team for the 2015 British Superbike season with Linfoot and O'Halloran being joined by Jenny Tinmouth, who finished the test day in 31st.

The 2015 BSB season commence over Easter weekend (4-6 April) with round one at Donington Park.