BSB: Glenn Irwin Leaves Oulton Park with the Championship Lead after an Emotional Round Nine of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

Published on September 18, 2023
By Dawn Hammersley

Round Nine of the BSB championship was an emotional roller coaster for the BeerMonster Ducati Team.

Cheshire’s Oulton Park was the host for round nine of the Bennetts British Superbike championship, it was set to be an emotional event with the passing of Paul Bird, who was one of the most recognisable figureheads of the BSB series.

BeerMonster Ducati’s Tommy Bridewell was on pole position, his team-mate Glenn Irwin qualified in second place with LAMI OMG Racing’s Kyle Ryde rounding out the front row in third place. A very strong start to proceedings for the PBM Motorsport Team.

BikeSocial Sprint Race:
Bridewell and Glenn Irwin took control of the race ahead of Kyle Ryde, Storm Stacey, Leon Haslam and Lee Jackson. Unfortunately Storm crashed out at Lodge, the Staffordshire rider was up and unhurt. Both BeerMonster riders were dicing for the lead, Bridewell made a costly error as he was going into Hislops, which gave Glenn the lead and his first victory of the weekend. Lee Jackson crossed the finish line in second place just in front of Leon Haslam, Bridewell finished the race in fourth place, Josh Brookes finished in fifth place.

Race Two:
Bridewell got the holeshot and was leading the pack ahead of Glenn and Kyle Ryde, again the Ducati riders were in a battle for the lead. Just as Bridewell retook the lead from Glenn unfortunately Storm crashed out of the race which brought out the safety car. On the restart, Bridewell concertinaed the pack, forcing several riders to take evasive action to avoid crashing and he was issued a long lap penalty for unsafe conduct under the Safety car. Bridewell crossed the finish line in first place but because of his penalty he actually finished the race in sixth place. Glenn took the first place position, Lee Jackson finished in second place, Ryde was third, Haslam finished in fourth place with Brookes getting another fifth place finish.

Race Three:
Yet again the race was a duel between team-mates Bridewell and Irwin, you could tell that Tommy wasn’t going to settle for second place again! Both PBM Motorsport riders traded positions throughout the race, the pair were side-by-side on lap nine but it was Bridewell who held off Irwin in the latter stages of the race to take his first victory of the weekend. Glenn finished in second place, Lee Jackson was third; what a great round for the Kawasaki rider! Haslam finished in fourth place, with Brookes finishing in fifth place.

As the championship heads to Donington Park for the penultimate round tensions are running high in the BeerMonster Ducati Team! Glenn is now leading the championship by just 0.5 points, it’s all to play for in two weeks time!

Championship Standings:
1. Glenn Irwin (BeerMonster Ducati) 360.05
2. Tommy Bridewell (BeerMonster Ducati) 360
3. Kyle Ryde (LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha) 300
4. Leon Haslam (ROKiT BMW Motorrad) 283
5. Lee Jackson (Cheshire Mouldings Kawasaki) 280.5
6. Jason O’Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) 276.5
7.Josh Brookes (FHO Racing BMW Motorrad) 250
8. Christian Iddon (Oxford Products Ducati) 222
9. Ryan Vickers (LAMI OMG Racing Yamaha) 207
10. Charlie Nesbitt (MasterMac Honda by Hawk Racing) 122.5

Featured Images: Olithephoto


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