Glenn Irwin and the Honda Racing UK team sit fourth in the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, as the title fighters’ Showdown begins this weekend (23-24-25 September), with the championship returning to Oulton Park for the second time this season.
It’s been a mixed season for Glenn aboard the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, who claimed his first treble victory at the opening round at Silverstone and was again on the podium at Brands Hatch.
At the second round in May, he finished 11-9-7 at the Cheshire circuit and Glenn is aware that a strong weekend will be crucial for the title fight. Currently sitting fourth in the overall standings with 1016 points, he currently has a two-point buffer to Lee Jackson in fifth place.
Meanwhile teammates Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi will be looking to further improve their results from Round 2, which saw Ryo 22-22-21 and Takumi 25-21-17. Finishing regularly in point-scoring positions throughout the season, the Japanese duo will be looking to score further points across the weekend.
BSB rookie Tom Neave will also be looking to turn his fortunes round at the 2.69-mile circuit, where at the second round he impressed finishing 17th and 15th but crashed out heavily on the opening lap on the final race. He will be looking to better his results and chase down the top-10 across the remaining three rounds.
Superbike first practice gets underway at 12.30 on Friday 23 September, with Race 1 taking place on Saturday (24 September). Race 2 and 3 will take place on Sunday (25 September). Click here for the full weekend timetable.