Silverstone’s National Circuit will this weekend host the eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, where the final four Showdown contenders will be decided.
Silverstone’s National Circuit will this weekend host the eighth round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, where the final four Showdown contenders will be decided. Honda Racing UK’s Glenn Irwin heads into the all-important weekend seventh in the standings and keen to secure his place as a title fighter.
The Honda team know that Silverstone has the potential to be a happy hunting ground for them, as during the pre-season test Glenn posted the fastest ever two-wheel lap of the National Circuit aboard the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. With a blistering lap time of 53.139 - 0.174s faster than the current circuit lap record (53.342).
Glenn’s Superbike teammates Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi are also looking forward to returning to the UK’s home of motorsport, as Silverstone was their first official BSB test on British soil. Now armed with more bike and circuit knowledge having completed over half a season of BSB they will be looking to improve their lap times in order to move further up the pack.
Meanwhile in the Pirelli National Superstock Championship, Tom Neave goes into the weekend with a 24-point lead in the series. Tom has won the last three races (Donington, Cadwell, Snetterton) and will be looking to do the same at the 1.6-mile circuit, where in 2020 he enjoyed a race win and third place finish.
Superbike first practice gets underway at 1pm on Friday 10 September, with Race 1 taking place on Saturday and Race 2 and Race 3 on Sunday. Click here for the full timetable.