This weekend (9-11 September) is crunch time as round eight of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship will see the 2022 Showdown top-eight decided at Snetterton, where currently Honda Racing UK’s Glenn Irwin is in contention for an all-important Showdown spot.
Arriving at the 2.99-mile Norfolk circuit, Glenn is currently fifth overall with 214 points, just 11 points from fourth place, having won three races at the opening round of the season at Silverstone and placing third at Brands Hatch aboard the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.
Across the three races at Snetterton, Glenn will be looking for solid points to elevate his position in the standings, as well as confirming his place as a Title Fighter, alongside those already confirmed - Bradley Ray, Jason O’Halloran and Rory Skinner.
Teammate Takumi Takahashi will be looking to continue his good form of late, where last time out at Cadwell Park he impressed with his lap times, as well as securing a place in Superpole. Last year at Snetterton he finished Race 1 in the points in 14th, so he will be looking for point-scoring finishes across the weekend.
Meanwhile, Ryo Mizuno will also be looking to improve and collect more points towards his season tally, after struggling with set-up last time out. For BSB rookie Tom Neave, he too will be looking to progress as he chases down that elusive top ten finish.
Superbike first practice gets underway on Friday (9 September) at 13.00, with Race 1 on Saturday (10 September). Race 2 and 3 will take place on Sunday (11 September). Click here for the full weekend timetable.