Glenn Irwin and the Honda Racing UK team are leaving the penultimate round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park celebrating after Glenn claimed a double podium, finishing both races in third place aboard the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.
The first race of the day saw Glenn start from sixth on the grid, but it wasn't long until he was in the group battling for fourth place. Passing his brother Andrew on the ninth lap to take third place, he remained in the podium spot for the rest of race, able to hold off the chasing pack to complete the podium.
The final race of the day was a nail-biting one for the Honda team watching the action unfold from the garage, with Glenn and current title leader Bradley Ray battling for the win. Trading places throughout the shortened 18-lap race, Glenn was leading when on the 14th lap his foot peg snapped and he dropped back to third.
Putting in a heroic effort Glenn fought hard over the remaining laps, and when Tommy Bridewell passed him taking the third-place spot, he fought back taking back the podium place and crossing the line to take an impressive second podium of the weekend. The results from today see Glenn move up to second in the overall standings, where he's 66 points behind Bradley with the final round in just a few weeks time.
Takumi Takahashi enjoyed a solid weekend in the points finishing all three races in 15th, teammate Ryo Mizuno continued to improve across the weekend at Donington Park's GP circuit, wrapping up the weekend 16th and 20th today.
BSB rookie Tom Neave had a mixed weekend; finishing 13th in yesterday's Sprint Race, but a mistake in Race 2 today saw him crash out of the running while chasing down 14th place. Unhurt from the crash, he finished the final race of the weekend in the points in 14th place.
The Honda Racing UK team will now prepare for the final round of the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, which takes place at Brands Hatch on 14-15-16 October.