BSB: Ducati’s Glenn Irwin Wins Race Three at Silverstone.

Published on April 9, 2023
By Dawn Hammersley

Glenn Irwin becomes the third race winner of round one, as Josh Brookes leaves the round as the championship leader.

For the final installment of round one for the Superbike class McAMS Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran was on pole position, PBM Motorsport’s Glenn Irwin was in second place with Mar-Train Racing’s Jack Kennedy in third place. Danny Buchan was ruled out of the race due to a suspected broken bone in his foot.

Jason O’Halloran was first in to turn one, Brookes took the lead at turn two. Jack Kennedy held on to third place, Danny Kent was in fourth place. Kyle Ryde was in seventh place, Tommy Bridewell was in ninth place.

The leading group consisted of four riders from Brookes to Dany Kent after five laps. Peter Hickman was up to 13th place, great start after starting the race well down the order. Jack was now in second place, O’Halloran retook the second place a few corners later. Kennedy lost a bit of momentum and was passed by Kent.

On lap 11 O’Halloran took charge of the race and was in first place, the leading group now consisted of 13 riders, the field had really bunched up. Kent took the lead from O’Halloran on lap 13, Glenn Irwin made his way up to fourth place.

Glenn Irwin took the lead at Brooklands on lap 18, team-mate Bridewell was moving up the order in fifth place. Kyle Ryde was down in ninth place and seemed to be struggling to make up any positions to catch the leading riders.

With five laps to go Glenn put a slight gap in from second place man Kent, Brookes took second place from Kent two laps later. Kent was getting swamped as Bridewell took the third place from Kent. Andrew Irwin pulled over to the side of the track with a mechanical issue.

At the checkered flag Glenn Irwin crossed the finish line to take the victory, Brookes held on to second place, Bridewell was third, Jason O’ Halloran was fourth, Kent finished in fifth place.

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