This weekend (14-15-16 October) the final round of the 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Championship takes place at Brands Hatch and the race to claim the title goes down to the wire, where Honda Racing UK’s Glenn Irwin is sitting second in the standings.
After a strong showing at the previous round, where Glenn took two podium finishes aboard the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, he is now sitting second overall in the standings, 66 points behind current leader Bradley Ray.
Although it's mathematically possible for Glenn to be crowned the 2022 BSB Champion at the weekend, he needs three strong results and to ultimately finish ahead of Bradley to break down his points advantage and take the series lead.
Glenn’s highest finish in the British series was in 2018 when he finished third. In 2020 he was fourth in his first year with the Honda squad and last year, having struggled with injury in the latter part of the season he finished eighth.
Meanwhile Glenn’s teammates Ryo Mizuno, Takumi Takahashi and Tom Neave will all be looking to wrap up the 2022 season on a positive note. For Ryo and Takumi, they will both be looking to improve their results from the last time at Brands Hatch, where Ryo finished 22-DNF-21, and Takumi 18-13-14.
BSB rookie Tom Neave enjoyed his best finish of the season at Brands Hatch in July during the sixth round, where he finished 11th. Tom’s goal for this weekend is to track down that elusive top-ten finish and finish his first year in the premier class on a high.
Superbike first practice gets underway at 12.30 on Friday 14 October, with Race 1 on Saturday (15 October). Race 2 and the 2022 final race will take place on Sunday (16 October). Click here for the full weekend timetable.