Glenn Irwin scores first double BSB podium.
British Superbike and Be Wiser Ducati rider, Glenn Irwin, has scored his first double British Superbike podium, taking second place in race 1 and race 2.
The sixth round of the British Superbike Championship was held at Brands Hatch on 22nd July, where Irwin topped the datatag qualifying.
Narrowly missing first place in races 1 and 2 to Yamaha rider Josh Brookes, Irwin collected important Podium Points and moved up to third in the title race.
Glenn commented on his victories; “The first race was a bit of a game between Josh and me with both of us sitting back and not showing our true pace. I then got my head down and got into a nice rhythm and I came close to getting by Josh on the final lap, but I wasn’t quite close enough, so second place was a good result to start the day. The second race was a fair bit faster and it was important for me to have a bigger gap to the riders behind me. I had a bit of an issue early on when I hit a false neutral and Josh was stronger than me in some areas whilst I was stronger than him in others. O really tried hard as seen in the lap times and whilst you always want to win, I’m pleased to get my first double BSB podium today. Full credit to Josh and to my team, so roll on the next round.”
The British Superbike Championship continues on 3-5 August at Thruxton. More information can be found at www.britishsuperbike.com.