Home round victory for Tom Neave and Honda Racing

Race Report
Tom Neave and Honda Racing UK have dominated with a win at their local circuit, Cadwell Park, in Round six of the 2021 Pirelli National Superstock series as Glenn Irwin adds another 20 Championship points to his tally for a weekend total of 33 in the 2021 Bennetts British Superbike Championship.

After a sensational Saturday qualifying aboard the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, setting an unofficial lap record for Pole Position, Tom headed into Sunday confident that his local knowledge of the track would pay dividends in the race, despite the changeable weather.

The Superstock grid formed up under a brightening sky with a drying line forming on the circuit after a morning shrouded in a damp mist. Tom had just regained the lead in lap three after dropping back at the start when the 15-lap race was red-flagged with rain falling in the fourth lap. After a quick decision by Race Control, the restart was re-scheduled for a 10-lap sprint, declared as a wet race, and the grid was determined by the results at the end of lap three.

Starting from Pole for the shortened race, Tom lost out at the start and had to fight back from fifth at the end of the first lap. By mid-race, Tom had chipped away in battle after battle to reach a podium position. With just three laps to go, Tom bridged the gap to second and took first with a move on Alex Olsen at Park Corner with one lap to go. Tom then stretched the lead to cross the line in first, breaking the Championship tie with Alex and placing him at the top of the board with 138 points.

The second race of the weekend in the British Superbike Championship saw Glenn Irwin grid in sixth with Takumi Takahashi on 19th and Ryo Mizuno on 20th. After securing 13 Championship points in Saturday's Race 1, Glenn quickly made it into fifth during the first lap and continued his progress to reach fourth in lap four, a position he held until lap 10 as the race developed into groups of battling riders swapping positions multiple times each lap. Crossing the line in sixth to match his grid position, Glenn added 10 points to the 13 from Race 1. Takumi initially dropped a couple of places before regaining 19th for most of the race and in the latter stages of the race, improved up to 15th before losing one place in the final lap to finish 16th. Ryo, pulled into the pits on lap four.

Glenn made a superb start in the final Superbike race of the weekend, going from fourth on the grid to first by turn one, leading the race for four laps. Despite a good ride, Glenn took another sixth and another 10 points to put him seventh in the Championship with 158 points. Takumi pulled in late in the race with a technical problem and Ryo did not grid with his technical issue from Race 2 unresolved.

The team will be back in action at Snetterton on September 3-5.


#68 Tom Neave

It's been such a great weekend at Cadwell Park getting the clean sweep; topping the times in Free Practice 1 and 2, qualifying for pole in the 27s and winning the race. Everyone wanted a race, and it certainly was a race, we did it in style. It was a shame that the rain came down after the first start as I'd just nicely got into the lead and it was a bit sketchy in the opening laps after the restart. Once I got my head down though, I felt quicker than the riders ahead but the yellow flags stopped me from getting past earlier as I couldn't overtake where I wanted to. I didn't want a repeat of Donington, so I sat and bided my time and as soon as the yellows were in, I went straight to the front and kept that lead to the end. A perfect end to the weekend and I can go away really happy.

#2 Glenn Irwin

I'm really happy to come away with another two top sixes and the 20 points I've collected today. It's nice to be leading races again as we have in the last couple of rounds and I feel as strong as anyone and wasn't overriding. We were only a few seconds off grabbing podium points in a couple of races and there will be more opportunities. To leave with a fourth and two 6ths at the most physical track on the calendar is a result as the team improved the bike throughout the weekend. We weren't afraid to try different things and it's nice to have a team around you like that, a team that will keep working for the results.

#13 Takumi Takahashi

As I wasn't able to keep my position after the start in both races today, it's really made me re-think how to fight in the championship. There are two weeks until Snetterton, so I will take what I've learnt here today and prepare for the next round.

#88 Ryo Mizuno

It was an unfortunate weekend. In Race 1 I went off the track and was out of the group, and in both races today I had some issues and could not race. I would like to thank the team for working so hard to fix the problem. We will reassemble for the next round.

National Superstock 2021

R6 Cadwell Park, Race

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap Pts.
1 Tom Neave 68 Honda Racing UK Honda 14:59.721 25
2 Alex Olsen 75 FHO Racing BMW BMW +0.751 20
3 Billy McConnell 3 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +0.967 16
4 Fraser Rogers 89 IN Competition/Aprilia Aprilia +1.635 13
5 Chrissy Rouse 1 STAUFF Fluid Power Kawasaki +2.455 11
6 Tom Ward 72 Hawk Racing Suzuki +5.133 10
7 Richard Kerr 6 AMD Motorsport Honda +6.375 9
8 Lewis Rollo 8 RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki +7.203 8
9 Tom Oliver 50 Hawk Racing Suzuki +7.586 7
10 Shane Richardson 28 Astro-JJR BMW BMW +7.842 6
11 Brayden Elliott 51 No Bull Racing CFS Filtration Suzuki Suzuki +8.107 5
12 Jordan Weaving 34 Platform Hire Racing Kawasaki +10.108 4
13 Ashley Beech 48 Jones Dorling Racing Suzuki +12.425 3
14 TJ Toms 2 G&S Racing Kawasaki +14.249 2
15 Damon Rees 92 Astro-JJR BMW BMW +14.379 1

British Superbike 2021

R6 Cadwell Park, Race 2

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap Pts.
1 Peter Hickman 60 FHO Racing BMW BMW 26:10:023 25
2 Jason O'Halloran 22 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha +0.155 20
3 Tommy Bridewell 46 Oxford Products Racing Ducati +0.817 16
4 Lee Jackson 14 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki +1.672 13
5 Josh Brookes 25 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +7.384 11
6 Glenn Irwin 2 Honda Racing UK Honda +10.159 10
7 Andrew Irwin 18 Synetiq BMW Motorrad BMW +10.605 9
8 Bradley Ray 28 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +10.758 8
9 Ryan Vickers 7 RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki +12.567 7
10 Storm Stacey 79 Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki +24.172 6
11 Tim Neave 54 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +25.917 5
12 Xavi Forés 12 FHO Racing BMW BMW +32.029 4
13 Dan Linfoot 4 TAG Racing Honda Honda +32.331 3
14 Dean Harrison 5 Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki +34.114 2
15 Joe Sheldon-Shaw 10 Rapid CDH Racing Kawasaki Kawasaki +46.301 1
16 Takumi Takahashi 13 Honda Racing UK Honda +46.436 0

British Superbike 2021

R6 Cadwell Park, Race 3

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap Pts.
1 Jason O'Halloran 22 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha 26:07.054 25
2 Peter Hickman 60 FHO Racing BMW BMW +0.203 20
3 Tommy Bridewell 46 Oxford Products Racing Ducati +2.332 16
4 Lee Jackson 14 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki +5.832 13
5 Josh Brookes 25 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +6.004 11
6 Glenn Irwin 2 Honda Racing UK Honda +8.953 10
7 Christian Iddon 21 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +9.351 9
8 Bradley Ray 28 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +9.669 8
9 Andrew Irwin 18 Synetiq BMW Motorrad BMW +10.135 7
10 Ryan Vickers 7 RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki +17.308 6
11 Gino Rea 44 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +17.529 5
12 Rory Skinner 69 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki +17.862 4
13 Xavi Forés 12 FHO Racing BMW BMW +19.289 3
14 Dan Linfoot 4 TAG Racing Honda Honda +28.847 2
15 Tim Neave 54 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +34.431 1