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Glenn Irwin

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Glenn joined Honda Racing UK in 2020 in the debut year for the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, where in the British Superbike Championship he led for the majority of the shortened season, celebrating a win and five podiums to finish the year fourth. He's back for 2021 and looking towards the title.

Glenn Irwin

One of three racing brothers from Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, Glenn joined the Honda Racing UK team in 2020 in the debut year for the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, where in the British Superbike Championship he led for the majority of the shortened season, celebrating a win and five podiums to eventually finish the year fourth overall. For 2021, Glenn will be looking towards the title and further developing the race winning Fireblade SP. 

Background:
After a number of seasons in the support classes whereby after finishing runner-up in the 2011 National Superstock 600 Championship, he landed the British Supersport Cup Championship with ease in 2012, taking 12 wins and claiming ninth overall in the British Supersport Championship. He repeated his ninth-place finish in the series the following year before claiming fourth overall in BSS in 2014 with five wins, to follow that up with fourth again in 2015.

However, it was his debuts at his native pure road racing events in 2015 which brought a new dimension to Glenn’s career. Running at the front in the opening Supersport race at the North West 200, before a mechanical problem forced him out but he bounced back in the second race, claiming an amazing podium finish around the nine-mile Causeway Coast track. 

More heroics followed at the Ulster Grand Prix whereby once again he ran at the front, challenging the established stars around the ultra-fast Dundrod circuit to again come away with a double podium on his debut at the circuit just west of Belfast. 

2016 saw him move up to the British Superbike class to make his debut with the experienced PBM Team and in his rookie year, he took two podiums on his way to 12th in the series standings. Remaining with the team for 2017, Glenn was a regular front runner in BSB and took a sensational victory in the North West 200 Superbike race. Injury affected much of his season, but he bounced back to take a debut BSB win at Silverstone and ended up 12th in the final points table once again. He also won the Macau Grand Prix for the first time.

In 2018 Glenn finished the British Superbike Championship in third place, taking his first win of the season at the final round of the year and won both Superbike races at the NW200. The following year he again made his mark on the Triangle circuit, winning and placing second in the feature Superbike races.


Career Statistics

BSB Debut

2016

BSB Podiums

15

BSB Wins

3 (2017, 2018, 2020)

NW 200 Debut

2017

NW 200 Podiums

1 (Superstock 2019)

NW 200 Wins

4 Superbike (2017, 2018 x2, 2019)