Glenn Irwin Does The triple At Round One At Silverstone, Leaving The Circuit With Maximum Points & Podium Credits.
As the Bennetts British Superbike riders all lined-up on the grid for the final race of round one, RICH Energy OMG Racing’s Bradley Ray was on pole position, team-mate Kyle Ryde was in second place and FS-3 Racing’s Rory Skinner rounded out the front row in third place.
Brad Ray was first into Copse corner, Rory Skinner got a sharp start off the line and passed Ray for first place. At the start of lap two Glenn Irwin got up to second place, the Yamaha duo got pushed back to fourth and seventh place.
Andrew Irwin was on the move getting up to third place, his team-mate Danny Buchan was in 10th place. Glenn took charge of proceedings on lap four and lead the way from Skinner and Andrew Irwin. Jason O’Halloran was in fourth place just in front of Brad Ray. MCE Ducati rider’s Tom Sykes and Josh Brookes were in 12th and 13th place respectively. Unfortunately Storm Stacey crashed out on lap 6, a disappointing day for the Shropshire rider.
By lap eight Andrew Irwin was into second place, O’Halloran was making forward steps getting in to third place, Skinner had dropped to fourth place. Kyle was now down in ninth place whilst Brad Ray was in fifth place. On lap 12 Danny Buchan put the fastest lap in whilst in seventh place just behind Ducati’s Tommy Bridewell.
Brad Ray found a bit of mid-race speed passing O’Halloran for third place, Glenn had almost a second lead on his brother Andrew by lap 18. Danny Buchan and O’Halloran were battling for fifth place, Buchan passed O’Halloran with Skinner then in the Essex’s riders vision, Buchan made a block pass on Skinner getting up-to fourth place.
On lap 22 Ray made his move on Andrew Irwin getting into second place, Andrew was then being hounded by his team-mate Buchan. Josh Brookes was way down the order in 19th place, Tom Sykes was in 16th place. Buchan made a mistake on lap 29 which put him back to sixth place. Skinner and O’Halloran were fighting for fourth place.
At the final checkered flag of the weekend Glenn got his third race win doing the triple, Brad Ray held onto second place, Andrew Irwin finished third, Skinner was fourth and O’Halloran was fifth. Glenn leads the championship by 29 points from second place man Kyle Ryde, Rory Skinner is in third place on 42 points.
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