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McAMS announce O'Halloran & Mackenzie BSB double act for 2019

Wednesday, November 21 2018

Jason O'Halloran will join last season's Bennetts British Superbike rookie sensation Tarran Mackenzie in the McAMS Yamaha team for the 2019 season.

The announcement was made at Motorcycle Live at Birmingham NEC, where the Bennetts BSB championship has a dedicated day on Saturday (24 November) when fans can meet riders and check out their bikes.

Bennetts BSB race winner O'Halloran will bring wealth of experience to the McAMS team from both racing and development. The Australian had a tough season in 2018 after an injury, but will be pushing for a Showdown return after narrowly missing out this year.

Mackenzie meanwhile remains with the team for a second consecutive season after delivering an exceptional rookie campaign, scoring podium finishes for the team in his debut season in the Superbike class.

The Lancashire-based team took three wins and a further seven podiums in 2018 in only its second year in the series and will be looking for more success in 2019.  

Mackenzie said: "We had a mega first year on the YZF-R1 and I'm just so pleased to be able to continue that progression with the same bike, crew and team for next season, it's the perfect situation to be honest. Our target was to get a podium before the year was out and we got four with a couple more near misses, so I'm well happy with that to be honest.

"We have a test at Almeria after Motorcycle Live and I just can't wait to get cracking, I'm not great at sitting around!"

Australian O'Halloran said: "It's a new chapter and it's really exciting to be joining a new team and manufacturer after a long time in the same place. I have big aims and know I've got loads more to prove, people haven't seen the best of me yet! The bike is a proven race winner and the team has great pedigree, so I believe we have the ingredients to fight for wins."

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