Honda Racing UK is raring to go this weekend (25-27 June) as the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship roars into action with Round 1 taking place at Oulton Park.
Aboard the race winning Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, Glenn Irwin will be looking for further success this season in the Superbike class, building on the momentum he and the team gathered last year in what was the debut race season for the new Fireblade, which saw him lead the standings for most of 2020.
New recruits to the team and also to racing on UK soil, Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi are keen to get the 2021 season underway. Takumi will be looking forward to getting back aboard the Fireblade SP, after dislocating his shoulder following a crash during testing, which left him watching from the side lines.
The Louth-based team enjoyed a positive pre-season test schedule with official tests at Silverstone, Snetterton, Oulton Park and Donington Park, as well as crossing the border to Scotland’s Knockhill circuit.
This weekend will be the first BSB event since 2019 to welcome fans back through the gates. Track action gets underway on Friday with two free practice sessions, where the top 12 riders on combined times automatically proceed into Saturday’s Qualifying 2 session. The remaining 16 riders will then take part in Saturday’s Qualifying 1 session, with the top six continuing into Q2, where 18 riders will battle for the race one pole position.
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