BSB: BeerMonster Ducati’s Glenn Irwin Wins the BikeSocial Sprint Race at Knockhill.
Glenn Irwin sets the pace after taking the first Bennetts British Superbike victory of the weekend.
The Fife circuit of Knockhill is the host to round four of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship. It was perfect weather conditions at the Scottish circuit. BeerMonster Ducati’s Glenn Irwin was on pole position for the first time this season, LAMI OMG’s Ryan Vickers qualified in second place with McAms Yamaha’s Jason O’Halloran qualifying in third place.
BMW’s Danny Buchan had a mechanical issue, he was not able to compete in the BikeSocial Sprint Race.
Jason O’Halloran got the holeshot into turn one, Kyle Ryde was into third place demoting his team-mate to fourth place. Tommy Bridewell and Charlie Nesbitt had a close moment at the Hairpin at the end of lap one.
Glenn Irwin took charge of the race, Ryde also passed O’Halloran for second place. Storm Stacey was in a strong fifth place, Ryan Vickers had a massive moment just before the Hairpin; just missing Storm! Ryan was now down in tenth place.
BMW’s Leon Haslam was in fourth place on lap six, he was chasing the leading trio. There was an eight way freight train in the battle for fourth place, from Haslam to Lee Jackson.
Charlie Nesbitt crashed out at Clarks, whilst he was running in seventh place. The leading trio had over a two second lead from the rest of the field. Tommy Bridewell was now in fourth place followed by Haslam and Storm Stacey.
Ducati’s Christian Iddon joined the battle for fifth place. Bradley Perie crashed out at the entry of the Hairpin with four laps remaining to the race. Glenn had a comfortable lead from Kyle Ryde and Jason O’Halloran.
Glenn crossed the finish line to take his third victory of the 2023 season, Ryde finished in second place, O’Halloran finished in third place, Bridewell was fourth with Iddon winning the battle for fifth.
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