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Jason O’Halloran got the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship off to the best possible start with an emphatic victory in the opening race at Oulton Park, while team-mate Tarran Mackenzie made a strong start to the season with fifth in the opening encounter.

Jason O'Halloran
Qualifying: 4th.         Race 1: 1st 
“It's great to start the year with a win; qualifying was a little bit stressful so credit to the boys for sorting the bike for the race. I settled into the race, got a great start from the second row and felt very comfortable behind Christian. I knew I was going to be in a good place at the end from our work in testing and over the weekend so I settled into the race and then when I got to the front just controlled the pace. Tomorrow's race will be a little bit different and probably need a bit more strategy but I set my fastest lap on lap 13 and felt good on the last lap so we should be in a good place for tomorrow."