Pole positions at Snetterton for Honda Racing UK

Race Report
Honda Racing UK's Glenn Irwin and Tom Neave set the pace at Snetterton today in both the British Superbike and National Superstock qualifying sessions claiming consecutive Pole positions aboard the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP. 
 
Leading the way throughout Friday's practice sessions topping the combined times, Honda's Superstock rider Tom had a sensational qualifying to set a Pole position lap time of 1:49.078, unofficially smashing the lap record on a Superstock machine at the Norfolk circuit. 
 
Meanwhile in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, Glenn claimed Pole position with a lap time of 1:46.354. For the afternoon’s 12-lap race he had a blistering start off the line and was holding the lead until the fifth lap when he made a mistake and crashed out of the race. Unhurt from the fall, Glenn will be back in action for tomorrow’s two Superbike races. 
 
Glenn’s teammates Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi had a strong showing with Takumi finishing fourth in Q1 and going through into Q2 to qualify 15th. Dropping back during the opening laps of the race, he fought back through the pack to come home 14th, his best finish this season. While Ryo made progress from his starting position of 21st to finish just shy of the points in 16th place. 

The team will be back in action tomorrow (Sunday 5 September) for two more Superbike races and the Superstock race of the weekend. 

#2 Glenn Irwin

Pole position today was good, I've been feeling good on the bike lately and I'm confident when we roll out on new tyres we can go as fast as anyone round here, if not faster. We know we have to improve the second half of the races and today we tried something different with a hard tyre, which felt good and I felt like I was controlling the pace. On lap five I made a really silly mistake, simple as that. I braked a bit deeper and it was a school boy error. We have two more races here tomorrow and I'm looking forward it, we're 12th on the grid but we've had some good rides on the Honda with lower grid positions so hopefully it's a day where we can make a lot of moves and finish higher up the pack. 
Race 1: DNF

#88 Ryo Mizuno

We made some changes to the set-up for the race to improve, but we didn't go in the right direction. I made a bad start and it was a tough race chasing after the front group. I'm going to use the morning warm up and try to finish higher in the two races!
Race 1: 16th

#13 Takumi Takahashi

It was difficult to find a good rhythm until FP3 but in the qualifying session I was able to find a bit of a rhythm. In the race I tried to make rhythm and good pace up after start but I couldn’t push 100%. We will make changes tonight, and tomorrow I will push hard from the start. 
Race 1: 14th

#68 Tom Neave

Harv said to me in the garage before the session that Glenn had a pole position so there was no pressure, but it's a Honda thing so you've got to go and get pole now, so that's what I did! It definitely motivated me with Glenn doing that. We're both on a bit of a roll now with consecutive poles and we want to keep that form going. I love this place and we won here last year, we've got the Fireblade working amazing now and did the fastest ever lap on a Superstock bike, smashing the lap record and I'm absolutely ready to race tomorrow! 
Qualifying: Pole position


British Superbike 2021

R7 Snetterton, Race 1

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap Pts.
1 Tarran Mackenzie 95 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha 21:41.072 25
2 Tommy Bridewell 46 Oxford Products Racing Ducati +0.069 20
3 Jason O'Halloran 22 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha +0.095 16
4 Josh Brookes 25 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati +0.559 13
5 Lee Jackson 14 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki +0.866 11
6 Ryan Vickers 7 RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki +6.560 10
7 Peter Hickman 60 FHO Racing BMW BMW +6.855 9
8 Rory Skinner 69 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki + 7.832 8
9 Bradley Ray 28 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +9.696 7
10 Danny Buchan 83 Synetiq BMW Motorrad BMW +14.732 6
11 Dan Linfoot 4 TAG Racing Honda Honda +17.276 5
12 Xavi Forés 12 FHO Racing BMW BMW +19.181 4
13 Storm Stacey 79 Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki +19.248 3
14 Takumi Takahashi 13 Honda Racing UK Honda +25.555 2
15 Joe Francis 40 IForce Lloyd & Jones BMW BMW +28.237 1
16 Ryo Mizuno 88 Honda Racing UK Honda +33.878 0
17 Luke Stapleford 81 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +33.935 0
18 Dean Harrison 5 Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki +34.244 0
19 Kyle Ryde 77 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +35.548 0
20 Bjorn Estment 27 Powerslide/Catfoss Racing Suzuki +41.951 0
21 Brian McCormack 11 Roadhouse Macau by FHO Racing BMW BMW +1:13.149 0

British Superbike 2021

R7 Snetterton, Qualifying

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Glenn Irwin 2 Honda Racing UK Honda 1:46.354
2 Jason O'Halloran 22 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha 1:46.387
3 Tarran Mackenzie 95 McAMS Yamaha Yamaha 1:46.492
4 Lee Jackson 14 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki 1:46.920
5 Peter Hickman 60 FHO Racing BMW BMW 1:46.955
6 Andrew Irwin 18 Synetiq BMW Motorrad BMW 1:46.979
7 Gino Rea 44 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki 1:47.021
8 Josh Brookes 25 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati 1:47.030
9 Ryan Vickers 7 RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki 1:47.055
10 Tommy Bridewell 46 Oxford Products Racing Ducati 1:47.105
11 Christian Iddon 21 Visiontrack Ducati Ducati 1:47.279
12 Rory Skinner 69 FS-3 Racing Kawasaki 1:47.286
13 Dan Linfoot 4 TAG Racing Honda Honda 1:47.312
14 Danny Buchan 83 Synetiq BMW Motorrad BMW 1:47.446
15 Takumi Takahashi 13 Honda Racing UK Honda 1:47.993
16 Storm Stacey 79 Team LKQ Euro Car Parts Kawasaki 1:48.142
17 Joe Francis 40 IForce Lloyd & Jones BMW BMW 1:48.196
18 Bradley Ray 28 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW 1:49.725
19 Kyle Ryde 77 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW 1:48.431 (Q1)
20 Xavi Forés 12 FHO Racing BMW BMW 1:48.483 (Q1)
21 Ryo Mizuno 88 Honda Racing UK Honda 1:48.738 (Q1)

National Superstock 2021

R7 Snetterton 300, Qualifying

Pos. Name No. Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Tom Neave 68 Honda Racing UK Honda 1:49.078
2 Alex Olsen 75 FHO Racing BMW BMW +0.210
3 Billy McConnell 3 Rich Energy OMG Racing BMW +0.236
4 Ian Hutchinson 44 Edwards Yamaha Yamaha +0.469
5 Tim Neave 14 Buildbase Suzuki Suzuki +0.545
6 Levi Day 17 Powerslide AJN Steelstock Suzuki +0.695
7 Taylor Mackenzie 77 Bathams BMW Motorrad BMW +0.727
8 Damon Rees 92 Ashcourt Racing BMW BMW +0.810
9 Shane Richardson 28 Astro-JJR BMW BMW +0.950
10 David Allingham 11 Astro-JJR BMW BMW +1.058