The Irwin brothers surprised many today taking a 1-2 in the opening race of the British Superbikes Championship on their Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP’s
Glenn started the last lap in the lead but it was his brother who was to win the race, making an overtake in the last lap to take the win.
2019 Runner up Josh Brookes finished the race in third place behind the brothers on the Ducati, looking to do one better than last year.
The top 5 were made up from just two manufacturers, Honda then Ducati, all in a neat order with Honda in P1 and P2. They were followed by the Paul Bird VisionTrack Ducati’s in P3 and P4 of Josh Brookes then Christian Iddon with Tommy Bridewell rounding off the top five.
Danny Buchan was on for a strong finish in fifth place however he crashed out of the race unhurt, damaging his title hopes. BMW had some issues with Bradley Ray and Hector Barberá retiring their machines due to technical issues.
The scrap at the front was immense with Brookes and the Irwin brothers all battling for the win with Andrew being overtaken by both riders at Redgate on lap 13, relegating the rider to third place.
Eventually, on the last lap, Glenn led the race ahead of Andrew then Brookes, however, Andrew made a hard and defensive overtake to get past Glenn and give him absolutely no room to come back at him for the win. They finished the race just 0.119 apart.
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