BSB: Honda’s Glenn Irwin Wins Race Two At Silverstone.

Published on April 17, 2022
By Dawn Hammersley

Glenn Irwin Storms To Victory In Race Two To Take His second Race Win Of The Weekend.

It was perfect conditions again at the Silverstone circuit, the front row of the grid for race two consisted of Yamaha’s Kyle Ryde on pole position, Bradley Ray in second place and FS-3 Racing’s Rory Skinner was in third place.

Yamaha’s Bradley Ray lead the field into Copse corner, followed by Kyle Ryde, Storm Stacey, Dan Jones and Luke Mossey all crashed out at Becketts which brought out the yellow flags. After three laps it was Brad Ray leading from Ryde, Rory Skinner held onto his starting position in third place, yesterday’s race winner Glenn Irwin was in fourth place.

On lap five Ducati’s Tom Sykes high-sided which caused Chrissy Rouse to crash, the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne rider had no where to go and ran in the back of a fellow rider, the safety car was brought out.

The safety car pulled in, Andrew Irwin charged forward taking third place from Skinner, the young Scottish rider fought back to claim the third place position. Glenn Irwin passed his brother Andrew on lap 11, Bjorn Estment and Dean Harrison crashed out on lap 12.

There was a battle for fifth place from Jason O’Halloran to Tommy Bridewell who was in eighth place. The leading quartet started to ease away from the rest of the field, Glenn was catching the Kawasaki of Skinner by lap 17, Glenn made a block pass on Rory to take the third place. Jason O’Halloran was holding on to fifth place just in front of Lee Jackson.

Glenn was on a charge and took second place from Kyle on lap 21, Rory was losing his grip on the leading trio. Brad Ray crashed out of first place on lap 23, his front end just tucked away from him.

Kyle was closing in on Glenn at Becketts, Glenn just seemed to have more corner speed than Kyle. On the final lap Kyle was right on the back wheel of Glenn but the Northern Irish rider was riding so defensive that Kyle just couldn’t make the pass stick for the race victory.

Glenn crossed the line in first place to take his second race victory of the weekend, Kyle was a very close second and Rory Skinner was third, Lee Jackson was fourth, Andrew Irwin was fifth just in front of Jason O’ Halloran.

Race Two results.

Race three is at 16.30, can Glenn do the triple?

Featured Images: Bennetts British Superbikes, Olithephoto.


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