Jason O’Halloran goes into round four of the Bennetts British Superbike championship with an opportunity at claiming the title lead back for a third time this season. 

The McAMS Yamaha rider is arguably in the form of his life going into Thruxton - an event not held in 2020 due to Covid-19. 

However, the last time BSB riders raced around the 2.3 mile circuit was in 2019 and O’Halloran led both races with a broken shoulder before finishing fourth. 

But with the Australian now ‘fully fit’ and having claimed four wins in 2021 already, O’Halloran is eager to get the weekend started on an R1 which is ‘much stronger’ than last year.

O’Halloran added: "It’s been a really good start to 2021 for McAMS Yamaha with strong results for both of us. 

"I think Brands Hatch showed we’ve made a big step forward with the bike as it was even stronger than it was there last October. 

"I’ve been really looking forward to returning to Thruxton this year, it’s such a fun circuit to ride and very different to most other places we go. 

"In 2019 I led both races and finished fourth despite having a broken shoulder, so I'm looking forward to attacking it fully fit with the R1 in a much stronger place than it was last year."

The gap separating O’Halloran to championship leader Christian Iddon is a slender six points - an advantage that swung back Iddon’s way thanks to his race three victory at Brands Hatch.