SMT Honda owner Robin Croft was over the moon with Jason O'Halloran's performance during the Brands Hatch British Superbike races at the weekend.
After a difficult qualifying session on Saturday, Croft told MCN:
"We really struggled for grip during all of practice and qualifying and with us only starting on 21st on the grid, it's fair to say I woke up on Sunday with a lot of trepidation!
"With a 46-second lap, it's incredibly hard to find room to pass around the Brands Indy circuit so for Jason to finish 12th and 15th speaks volumes of how excellent he rode and I'm very happy with how the day has gone."
Reflecting back over a season which saw them lose rider Adam Jenkinson in just the second race of the year at Thruxton, Croft explained:
"It's been a mixed season and we've had some bad luck along the way but we've come through it and have finished strongly with Jason so I'm extremely happy with how the season's ended.
"We can all look forward to a good break now and we'll start planning soon for 2009 so it's a big thank you to all of our sponsors and to everyone that's been involved this season."