BSB: Glenn Irwin Does the Treble at Oulton Park

Published on May 6, 2024
By Dawn Hammersley

PBM Racing’s Genn Irwin wins his third race of the round after a four-way battle for the victory

For the final installment of round two of the Bennetts British Superbikes, Christian Iddon was on pole position, Glenn Irwin was starting from second place on the grid with Tommy Bridewell taking third place on the front row.

Iddon shot off the line to lead in to Old Hall bend, Leon Haslam was quick off the line after starting from the third row of the grid. Bridewell got pushed back to sixth place.

Iddon had over a second lead at the front after two laps, Irwin and Danny Kent were just behind fighting for second place until Danny made a mistake at old Hall Bend which enabled Glenn to get away from the McAMS racing rider.

Ryan Vickers was having his best race of the weekend so far, running in fourth place, team-mate Kyle Ryde was in eighth place. By lap four Irwin was catching race leader Iddon, Kent was holding his own in third place.

Haslam was having to ride defensive as Bridewell was right behind the Derbyshire rider and looking to take the fifth place position. Bridewell made his move at Lodge, just slipping underneath the BMW rider.

At the half way point of the race, Kent was closing in on the leading duo of Iddon and Irwin, Kent was the fastest man on track. Braydon Elliot crashed out at Lodge, as Peter Hickman crashed at the exit of turn one.

Disaster for OMG rider Kyle Ryde on lap ten, he dropped down the order and into pit lane with a mechanical issue.

Irwin took the lead at Hislop’s on lap 12, Kent was still in third but very much with the leading duo. Vickers was in fourth place trying to catch the leading trio, Bridewell and Haslam were still battling it out for fifth place.

Irwin was being made to work for the victory on the penultimate laps, as there was now a four-way battle for the lead as Vickers was right with the leading three riders.

Vickers made his move for third place at Hislop’s, Iddon was close to Irwin but not close enough as the Northern Irishman crossed the finish line in first place, Iddon was second, Vickers held onto the final podium place in third, Kent was fourth with Haslam winning the battle for fifth place.

Glenn is leading the championship on 74 points. Up next is Round Three at Donington Park on 17/18/19 May.

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