Jason O’Halloran nearly matched his BSB career win total in one weekend thanks to a treble at Oulton Park, while Christian Iddon made his best ever start to a season. 

The McAMS Yamaha and Visiontrack Ducati riders were a cut above the rest, although Tommy Bridewell wasn’t too far behind. 

But for O’Halloran, it’s a start to the season that consolidates the pre-season hype surrounding him as he looks to win a first BSB championship. 

Speaking after his third win, the Australian said: "That was a very good weekend! It’s always nice to start with a win but starting with three is pretty special. 

"I’ve won five of the last six races and it’s just been a perfect start for us. We’ve been one of the strongest in pre-season, but to put it into some races is a different thing and we were able to do that this weekend in all conditions. 

"Winning yesterday was good because it’s the first one of the year, but to win the two today in the way I did shows we’ve taken a step forward and that’s signs of things to come." 

Iddon on the other hand led the most laps during all three races, and joked after the final race that BSB needs a points per lap in the lead system implemented.

During both Sunday races Iddon was pipped on the final lap as a second BSB win was tantalisingly close for the Englishman. 

"I think I’m going to lobby Stuart Higgs to see if we can get extra points for the most laps led in a race," added Iddon. 

"It’s hard to take when you lead for that long and get overtaken on the final lap and although three second place finishes are obviously a great start, three wins would have been better. 

"Jason [O’Halloran] had something more than us in certain parts of the circuit though and he had plenty of opportunity to weigh things up by sitting behind me for so long. 

"I was half expecting him to come by, especially in the last race but I felt confident leading, and we can take away a lot of positives from the weekend."