Tom Neave leads the Honda charge at Knockhill
The second round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship got underway today at Knockhill running a two-day event programme.
The second round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship got underway today at Knockhill running a two-day event programme, which saw a busy day for the Honda Racing UK team with Superbike and Pirelli National Superstock practice sessions and qualifying, as well as the first BSB race of the weekend.
For the team it was Superstock rider Tom Neave who took the top-Honda honours in today's sessions aboard the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. Never outside the top-10 in both practice sessions, Tom qualified sixth putting him on the second row of the grid for tomorrow's first 25-lap Superstock race.
On the Superbike side of the garage it's been a frustrating day for Glenn Irwin who came home 12th in today's opening Superbike race. Having had issues throughout practice and qualifying, the 20-lap race further highlighted these issues, which made it impossible for Glenn to make progress.
Glenn's teammates Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi continued with their development in the British series learning all they can and putting in essential laps for tomorrow's two Superbike races. Both riders improved their times throughout the sessions and during the race Ryo finished 20th, with Takumi 22nd.
The team will be back in action tomorrow with four races across the day, two Superstock (25 laps) and two Superbike (30 laps).