Mixed fortunes for Honda Racing UK at Brands Hatch
Glenn Irwin secured a top-ten finish in today's opening British Superbike race at Brands Hatch - where ninth place for Glenn aboard the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP was the pick of the results.
Having qualified eighth earlier in the day, across the 16-lap race Glenn had made his way into sixth, but eventually slipped back to ninth where he crossed the line, with teammate Takumi Takahashi 17th, having made his way through the pack from his 24th grid place. Ryo Mizuno's race came to an early end after an issue with the gear shifter saw him pull in at the end of lap seven, where he was sitting 23rd, having made his way through from 27th.
Today was bittersweet for Tom Neave who qualified 19th in mixed conditions ahead of tomorrow's final Pirelli National Superstock Championship race. Tom's result from today doesn't reflect the pace he's had aboard the Fireblade in dry conditions, where on yesterday's combined practice times he was second fastest overall, and topped the time sheets in this evening's final free practice.
Tomorrow the team will be back in action at Brands Hatch, as the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship draws to a close with the final two Superbike races and the deciding Superstock race.