Timesheet topper Jason O'Halloran says he couldn't fault his progress on the Honda Racing Fireblade CBR1000RR and is in a confident mood with his set-up and pace at Snetterton.
12 months ago the Australian rider grabbed a double rostrum result at the Norfolk circuit and once again demonstrated his abilities at the track by setting the fastest time of the Friday practice with a 1m 48.212s – one-tenth of a second up on nearest rival Danny Buchan.
The Honda rider, who had a 2015 campaign cruelly cut short midway through by a nasty broken leg, feels optimistic about emulating his results at Snetterton from last season regardless of conditions.
O'Halloran is also certain he's unlocked strong potential from the bike after pushing a little too far and suffering a small off at Agostini in the final minute of the afternoon session.
"Today has been a good day,” O'Halloran said. “This morning we had a wet session and I learnt a lot, I was happy where we ended up but knew we were capable of more.
“I went into the afternoon's session feeling confident and happy with how the CBR was feeling, throughout the session it was faultless and I felt like I could have done what I wanted with the bike and could just keep pushing.
"We played about a little with some settings, but not too much as I was confident with what we had. I did have a little off at the end of the session, but we tried something different that didn't quite work out, but we finished the day P1 so it's all good.
“I feel we're in a good place for tomorrow now and also the rest of the weekend come wet or dry. I'm just looking forward to getting back out there now and seeing what we can do."