Honda Racing UK got its 2021 British Superbike Championship campaign off to a flying start during a two-day test (Wednesday and Thursday) at Silverstone's National Circuit with Glenn Irwin, Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi.
Honda Racing UK got its 2021 British Superbike Championship campaign off to a flying start during a two-day test (Wednesday and Thursday) at Silverstone's National Circuit with Glenn Irwin, Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi improving their lap times and striding forward aboard the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.
Despite cool conditions and occasional spots of rain at the Northamptonshire circuit, the Honda team made the most of their time on track working through various settings. Glenn enjoyed being reunited with his race-winning Fireblade SP and set an incredible lap time in the penultimate session this afternoon, posting the fastest ever BSB lap of the National circuit by 0.009s (53.139s).
New recruits Ryo and Takumi enjoyed their first taste of the British Championship. Adapting quickly to Silverstone's shorter layout, both improved their times throughout the eight sessions working up the time sheets, where on the combined times Takumi ended the test 18th and Ryo 19th respectively.
The team now has a quick turnaround before the second Bennetts British Superbike Championship pre-season test takes place next week (4/5/6 May) at Snetterton.
Results from the pre-season test at Silverstone can be viewed here:
Wednesday 28 April: BSB - Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 4
Thursday 29 April: BSB - Session 5, Session 6, Session 7, Session 8