Honda Racing gears up for the season finale
This weekend (13th - 15th October) the Honda Racing UK team heads to Kent and the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit for the season finale of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship.
After what has been a challenging year disrupted by injury, the team will be aiming to finish the season on a high at the 2.43-mile track. Tom Neave, who currently sits sixteenth in the championship having scored almost double his previous season's best points tally, will be hoping to continue his return to good form and build upon his previous outing. He sets his sights firmly within the top ten finishing positions at the venue of his 2021 Superstock Championship success.
On the other side of the garage, a difficult return at Donington Park in tricky conditions didn’t yield the results Andrew Irwin hoped for, but it did provide him with valuable bike time on his journey back to the sharp end. He will be targeting three strong point-scoring finishes to head buoyantly into the off-season.
In the Pirelli National Superstock Championship, the series is almost at its climax and just two Honda-mounted riders remain in contention for championship glory, Dan Linfoot - Optimum Bikes Racing and Richard Kerr - AMD Motorsport. Both will be giving their all to lift the crown in what has been a dominant year for the Honda Fireblade, tasting victory in all but one Superstock race so far this year with seven different winners.
The weekend of racing action begins with two forty-minute Friday Free Practice sessions, 12:45 & 15:20, ahead of the main racing action on Saturday and Sunday. For the full weekend timetable please click here.
#18 Andrew IrwinI am feeling good heading to Brands for the year's final round, but it feels odd knowing it’s the end of the season because it feels like I’m only heading to round four after I’ve missed so much. The aim is to find some rhythm early on and just keep building throughout the weekend, not just for the weekend itself but to be able to show some good progress heading into the off-season. Brands has always been a track that I enjoy and that I have been fast at, I want to get three strong point-scoring finishes under my belt and you never know, maybe we might surprise some people.
#68 Tom NeaveI am looking forward to the final round at Brands and finishing off the season. Last time out we regained some momentum and put together a decent weekend with point-scoring finishes in each of the three races. I’d like to continue building on that and really showcase some of the potential that I know I have. I’m heading to the weekend with a smile on my face and want to just go out there and enjoy riding the bike.