Fresh from the North West 200, where Glenn Irwin secured two Superbike victories aboard the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, the Honda Racing UK team returns to its BSB duties
Fresh from the North West 200, where Glenn Irwin secured two Superbike victories aboard the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, the Honda Racing UK team returns to its British Superbike duties this weekend (20-22 May) with Round 3 taking place at Donington Park’s National Circuit.
It’s been a superb start to the season for the Honda squad with the NW200 wins, as well as the hat trick at the opening round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Silverstone and heading into this weekend, Glenn is sitting second in the overall championship standings at a circuit where both the Fireblade and Glenn have enjoyed past successes.
BSB rookie Tom Neave returns to action at the 1.98-mile circuit after a heavy fall in the final race at the last round at Oulton Park. The reigning Pirelli National Superstock Champion has good memories of the National Circuit having won there in 2020 and 2021, but this weekend will be the first time he’s ridden the Superbike-spec Fireblade at Donington Park.
Both Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi are looking forward to the weekend and are looking to collect their first points of the 2022 BSB season, having finished just outside the points in the last two previous rounds.
Round 3 is also a special weekend for Honda, who will be celebrating 30 years of the Fireblade with a unique two-day event at Donington Park with a World of Honda set-up at the Melbourne Loop, welcoming Honda and Fireblade owners, as well as race fans. To find out more about the Fireblade celebrations throughout the weekend, click here.
Superbike first practice gets underway on Friday (20 May) at 13.00, with Race 1 on Saturday (21 May). Race 2 and Race 3 will take place on Sunday (22 May). Click here for the full weekend timetable.