BSB: O’Halloran makes Yamaha move as he joins Mackenzie

2019 see’s Jason O’Halloran switch to Yamaha as he joins last season’s rookie sensation Tarran Mackenzie at Grant Bunting’s McAms Yamaha team.

After what has been a difficult season with Honda. Australian’s Jason O’Halloran has announced at Motorcycle live today that he will partner the rapid rookie, Tarran Mackenzie at McAms Yamaha for 2019.

O’Halloran has a wealth of experience on and off the bike as he aims to return to the top step of the podium, something he only managed once with Honda.

The O’show joined the British racing scene in 2009, after competing in various championships back at home, moving up through the classes before joining Honda in the Superbike class in 2015 after a year with them in Superstock. Since then Jason has entered the showdown twice, finishing 5th in both 2016 and 2017.

Joining O’Halloran will be Tarran Mackenzie who ended 2018 as the Rookie of the year.

Tarran Mackenzie, the son of former 500cc podium finisher Niall Mackenzie, stepped up into Supersport for 2017 after clinching the Superstock crown but after a 100% winning record early on in the season, he was called up to replace Danny Kent for the rest of the season in Moto2. Things didn’t work out as planned for Mackenzie who returned to BSB in 2018 with the McAms team where he ended his rookie year in 10th with 4 podiums to his name.

Both O’Halloran and Mackenzie will be aiming to get themselfs into the showdown and join the likes of Redding, Irwin and Brookes in the 2019 British Superbike Championship fight.

Featured Image Credit: McAms Yamaha

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