News 4 May 2010

BSB: O'Halloran injured in high-speed Oulton Park crash

O'Halloran has a scary high-speed fall at Oulton Park last weekend.

O'Halloran has a scary high-speed fall at Oulton Park last weekend.

Australian Jason O’Halloran was forced to sit out the third round of the British Supersport Championship at Oulton Park last weekend after breaking his collarbone in a high-speed crash at Cascades in second qualifying.

The factory-backed Triumph rider had been working hard throughout the weekend at one of his favourite circuits but struggled to find a good set up on the Daytona 675 throughout the practice and qualifying sessions.

While sitting in a potential tenth place on the grid, O’Halloran was using the final minutes to try and improve his time and position on the grid, before the fast crash saw O’Halloran finish his day and weekend in the medical centre with a splintered left collarbone.

“I’m really disappointed about hurting myself this weekend,” O’Halloran said. “It had been a tough weekend and we were struggling to find a set up that worked well for me here at Oulton. We had just made a bit of progress in the second qualifying session when I had a massive crash.

“Once I stopped rolling I thought I was ok but then the adrenalin wore off and knew I’d hurt my shoulder some how. I’m just gutted as I really wanted a good result here. I’ve not many weeks before Cadwell so I have to try and get myself fully fit again by then, just sorry for all the team and hope things take a turn for the better soon.”

O’Halloran is going to see a specialist on Tuesday and then the next steps will be taken to see if he requires surgery or not, in the hope to be back out on the Oxford Tag Triumph at Cadwell Park on 20-22 May.