BSB Oulton Park: Glenn Irwin 'seeking improvement' for Sunday's races

Glenn Irwin is looking for an improvement in Sunday’s Bennetts British Superbike races following his sixth place in the season-opener at Oulton Park on Saturday.

Sunday, 27th June 2021, 1:05 pm
Updated Sunday, 27th June 2021, 4:36 pm
Honda Racing's Glenn Irwin finished sixth in Saturday's opening British Superbike race at Oulton Park.
Honda Racing's Glenn Irwin finished sixth in Saturday's opening British Superbike race at Oulton Park.

The Honda Racing rider held off OMG BMW's Kyle Ryde to consolidate a top-six result at the Cheshire circuit.

Irwin said: “I’m happy with today’s results, coming into this weekend I set a target of being in the top-six, being realistic and looking at last year’s results, so that’s one objective ticked off.

“Saying that we have to improve for tomorrow, not just to look further ahead but to maintain the result we got today, we have to make progress tomorrow.

“We decided to race and qualify with the hard option tyre, which I feel was a good call and helped us get the top-six, but myself and the team are aware we have work to do ahead of tomorrow,” added the Ulster rider, who will start from sixth place on the second row of the grid for race two.

“It might not be a podium finish, but this result at one of our trickier circuits I’m happy with, and this weekend is about gathering points.”

Australian Jason O’Halloran took victory on the McAMS Yamaha on Saturday by 0.6s from VisionTrack Ducati’s Christian Iddon. Tommy Bridewell completed the top three on the Oxford Products Ducati ahead of Peter FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman, who was the top BMW rider.

Race two on Sunday is at 13:45 with race three at 16:45.

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