Jason O'Halloran feels he's found a sweet spot with his Honda Racing CBR1000RR Fireblade but says there is still more work to do to close the gap to Yamaha and Kawasaki in the MCE British Superbike championship.

The Australian has enjoyed a mighty race weekend at Snetterton by grabbing his best BSB career results of two third places which propelled him into the top six in the riders' standings. The 27-year-old says he's delighted with the positive correlation in performance so far this season and feels it sets him up well for the middle chunk of the year.

"I'm really happy with the progress we've made," O'Halloran said. "At the first few rounds we made good steps but at Oulton we were still down in fifth to seven place, but we came here top five all weekend and two third places in the races. I'm really pleased with the progress we're making.

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"The Honda is working absolutely fantastic at the minute and I'm just trying to work on myself to get faster. Going in the right direction and look to build on this at the next round at Knockhill and hopefully back up on this podium."

The 2007 Australian Supersport champion feels his squad can now look to target those above him in the championship and close the performance gap to the likes of Kawasaki and Yamaha.

"We've chipped away in every session and been top six, top five all weekend," he said. "Shakey got away from me on the first lap [of race one] and I was running wide at each corner not sure if it was the wind or the full fuel load, I just couldn't seem to get into the corners and Shakey got away.

"I knew there was a gap to Brookes after looking at the board but he was able to come back and get by. I tried to stick with him and keep the podium."

Leaving the Norfolk circuit O'Halloran sits just three points off Tyco BMW rider Tommy Bridewell in fifth and 25 off Stuart Easton in fourth and holds a 21 point lead on Michael Laverty for the final Showdown spot.