Glenn Irwin and Honda Racing UK secure Showdown spot

Race Report
Glenn Irwin and the Honda Racing UK team have confirmed their place in the all-important 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship Showdown in seventh place, after a solid point scoring weekend at Silverstone's National Circuit, and Tom Neave celebrated on the podium after placing the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP on the podium in the Pirelli National Superstock race.  

Winning the opening race of the weekend, Glenn wrapped up Round 8 of the series finishing today's races 13th and ninth. Race 3 and the Showdown deciding race was restarted after a red flag on the 12th lap, with the restart as a 15-lap dash. With the grid decided from the positions at the time of the red flag, Glenn was 11th. Dropping back slightly, Glenn dug deep to make his way into the top-ten and crossed the line ninth, to secure a place in the all-important Showdown. 

Ryo Mizuno had a strong weekend at his favourite UK circuit, having scored his best finish (12th) in yesterday's race, the BSB rookie finished today's first race just outside the points in 16th place, and wrapped up his weekend in the final race 15th. Suffering a little after his crash yesterday, Takumi Takahashi had a bad start off the line and wasn't able to fully push in today's first race to finish 22nd, with his luck not getting any better in the final race when he was forced to retire due to a technical issue. 

Meanwhile Tom Neave kept his championship hopes on-track after taking a closely fought runner-up spot in today's race. Starting from Pole Position, Tom kept the chasing pack at bay for the majority of the race, but it was during the final stages where Alex Olsen was able to catch him. With Tom quicker in some sections and Alex in others, it was a tense battle to the line with Tom taking the runner-up spot 0.326s behind Alex. 

The Honda Racing UK team now has a two week break, before the championship resumes with Round 9 at Oulton Park on 24-26 September.

#2 Glenn Irwin

A place in the Showdown was the goal coming into this weekend, I didn't think we would get a race win with the form of Yamaha and Suzuki from the past two seasons here, so to tick that off in Race 1 was amazing. In Race 2 we tried something with the bike and today was a day we could slightly get away with it with the points buffer, so it wasn't too detrimental to us, but it set us up for a nervy last race! I was riding round calculating the points, and 'if I crashed out now would I still have a place in the Showdown'. Today has been an enjoyable day, the Fireblade in Race 3 was a big step from the bike we had in Race 2 set-up wise. To make the Showdown, and go into it with some podium credits, considering we had a difficult start to the season technically, and with an injury, it hadn't been the smoothest of starts this year, but we made it into the Showdown! 

#88 Ryo Mizuno

It was a very satisfying weekend. Thanks to the team staff, I think I was able to ride the best I could. This was my favourite track and I had a good run from FP1. In Race 2 we had a little trouble and I couldn't improve my pace, but by Race 3 I was able to improve and do my best riding. I would like to thank the team for their hard work. I'm looking forward to the next round at Oulton Park and hopefully we can make the continue to score points!

#13 Takumi Takahashi

In Race 2 I made a bad start and it was a disappointing end to the race as I was unable to attack some of the corners due to my crash in Saturday's race. In Race 3 I was able to ride for a few laps without any strange feeling, but then I had a problem at the end of the fourth lap. It has been a difficult race weekend for us. I will continue to prepare for next round at Oulton Park.

#68 Tom Neave

It's been a bit of a tricky weekend and not really the weekend I anticipated. There was 50 points up for grabs this weekend and we've not had a win and we've only lost two points of our championship lead, so really in the grand scheme of things we're in a really good position. We salvaged solid points and we've kept focus all weekend, if a bad weekend is only losing two points then we've done a good job! There's still a long way to go, and I feel sometimes it's important to have a testing weekend to keep us on our toes, keep focused and motivated. A massive thank you to the team and everyone supporting me!

British Superbike 2021

R8 Silverstone National, Race 3

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap Pts.
1 Jason O'Halloran 22 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha 13:28.557 25
2 Tarran Mackenzie 95 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha +0.124 20
3 Josh Brookes 25 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +2.188 16
4 Danny Buchan 83 Synetiq BMW Motorrad BMW +2.357 13
5 Tommy Bridewell 46 Oxford Products Racing Ducati +2.713 11
6 Christian Iddon 21 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +2.749 10
7 Bradley Ray 28 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +4.840 9
8 Lee Jackson 14 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki +5.062 8
9 Glenn Irwin 2 Honda Racing UK Honda +5.453 7
10 Ryan Vickers 7 RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki +5.720 6
11 Andrew Irwin 18 Synetiq BMW Motorrad BMW +5.769 5
12 Peter Hickman 60 FHO Racing BMW BMW +6.847 4
13 Dan Linfoot 4 TAG Racing Honda Honda +8.304 3
14 Xavi Forés 12 FHO Racing BMW BMW +8.617 2
15 Ryo Mizuno 88 Honda Racing UK Honda +8.818 1
16 Rory Skinner 69 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki +8.981 0
17 Kyle Ryde 77 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +9.178 0
18 Storm Stacey 79 Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki +15.976 0
19 Bjorn Estment 27 Powerslide/Catfoss Racing Suzuki +16.355 0
20 Luke Hopkins 16 Black Onyx Security Honda Honda +25.280 0
21 Dean Harrison 5 Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki +25.628 0

National Superstock 2021

R8 Silverstone National, Race 2

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap Pts.
1 Alex Olsen 75 FHO Racing BMW BMW 20:09.729 25
2 Tom Neave 68 Honda Racing UK Honda +0.326 20
3 Fraser Rogers 89 IN Competition/Aprilia Aprilia +3.579 16
4 Billy McConnell 3 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +6.781 13
5 Tim Neave 14 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +7.154 11
6 Ian Hutchinson 44 Edwards Yamaha Yamaha +7.229 10
7 Lewis Rollo 8 RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki +7.467 9
8 Taylor Mackenzie 77 Bathams BMW Motorrad BMW +7.845 8
9 Chrissy Rouse 1 STAUFF Fluid Power Kawasaki +8.189 7
10 Tom Ward 72 Hawk Racing Suzuki +9.079 6
11 Davey Todd 74 Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles Honda +9.987 5
12 Tom Oliver 50 Hawk Racing Suzuki +10.222 4
14 Richard Kerr 6 AMD Motorsport Honda +14.079 2
15 Brent Harran 7 Jones Dorling Racing Suzuki +14.132 1
16 James East 36 APTO Aprilia Aprilia +15.934 0
17 Ashley Beech 48 Jones Dorling Racing Suzuki +17.835 0
18 Shane Richardson 28 Astro-JJR BMW BMW +18.544 0
19 Joe Sheldon-Shaw 10 Protect My Income Suzuki +20.467 0

British Superbike 2021

R8 Silverstone National, Race 2

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap Pts.
1 Tarran Mackenzie 95 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha 26:56.075 25
2 Jason O'Halloran 22 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha +0.083 20
3 Josh Brookes 25 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +0.370 16
4 Bradley Ray 28 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +0.456 13
5 Tommy Bridewell 46 Oxford Products Racing Ducati +1.313 11
6 Gino Rea 44 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +1.469 10
7 Christian Iddon 21 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +5.908 9
8 Ryan Vickers 7 RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki +6.330 8
9 Rory Skinner 69 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki +7.020 7
10 Peter Hickman 60 FHO Racing BMW BMW +7.589 6
11 Lee Jackson 14 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki +8.975 5
12 Danny Buchan 83 Synetiq BMW Motorrad BMW +10.245 4
13 Glenn Irwin 2 Honda Racing UK Honda +13.762 3
14 Luke Stapleford 81 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +14.033 2
15 Kyle Ryde 77 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +15.584 1
16 Ryo Mizuno 88 Honda Racing UK Honda +16.347 0
17 Dan Linfoot 4 TAG Racing Honda Honda +22.010 0
18 Xavi Forés 12 FHO Racing BMW BMW +22.172 0
19 Storm Stacey 79 Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki +37.589 0
20 Dean Harrison 5 Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki +38.162 0
21 Bjorn Estment 27 Powerslide/Catfoss Racing Suzuki +38.379 0
22 Takumi Takahashi 13 Honda Racing UK Honda +38.549 0
23 Luke Hopkins 16 Black Onyx Security Honda Honda +1:10.000 0