This weekend the Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns to Scotland’s Knockhill Racing Circuit, 741 days since the last race in 2019. Honda Racing UK is looking forward to racing the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP there after last year’s event was cancelled.
This weekend the Bennetts British Superbike Championship returns to Scotland’s Knockhill Racing Circuit, 741 days since the last race in 2019. The Honda Racing UK team is eager to race the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP for the first time at the circuit, after last year’s event was cancelled.
Despite the race absence in 2020, the team enjoyed a two-day test at the 1.27-mile circuit last month, where BSB rookie Ryo Mizuno got his first taste of the Scottish circuit. Teammate and fellow rookie Takumi Takahashi will get his first experience of Knockhill this weekend having missed the test as he recovered from a dislocated shoulder.
Coming off the back of the opening round at Oulton Park, Knockhill presents a different challenge, but Glenn Irwin is coming into the weekend positive after progress was made with the Fireblade at Round 1. Sitting ninth in the overall standings, Glenn will be looking for three solid race results to boost his championship points.
Due to current restrictions in Scotland, the weekend’s schedule has been condensed into just two days, with track action getting underway on Saturday and continuing into Sunday.
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