British Superbikes: Glenn Irwin shows improved form with top-six finish

Glenn Irwin parted company with the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team last month to ride for Tyco BMW for the rest of the season
Glenn Irwin parted company with the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team last month to ride for Tyco BMW

Glenn Irwin's fortunes in the British Superbike Championship continued to improve as he claimed a sixth-place finish in race two at Cadwell Park.

The Tyco BMW rider from Carrickfergus was eighth in race one as he bids to put his early-season woes behind him.

Honda-mounted Andrew Irwin was ninth in race one but crashed out in race two.

Graeme Irwin secured his best result of the season with a 10th place in the National Superstock 1000cc while Caolan Irwin won the Superstock 600cc event.

EHA Yamaha Racing pilot Alastair Seeley came home fifth in both Supersport outings, the sprint and feature races, and remains third in the series.

Jack Kennedy extended his lead in that championship to 53 points over nearest challenger Brad Jones, who came second to the Dubliner in both races at the Lincolnshire circuit.

Fermanagh's Lee Johnston was 10th in Saturday's 10-lap 600cc opener but retired in race two.

Alastair Seeley
Alastair Seeley was fifth in both Supersport races at Cadwell Park

The two Superbike races were won by Danny Buchan and Australian Be Wiser Ducati rider Josh Brookes, who now leads the championship standings by 12 points from team-mate Scott Redding.

Andrew Irwin, who collided with Redding in the second race, retains his sixth place overall but is coming under increasing pressure from Peter Hickman who clinched two fifth positions.

Ballinamallard's Josh Elliott had to settle for 20th and 16th places.

Glenn Irwin was competing for Tyco BMW for the second round in succession after agreeing to ride for the Moneymore-based outfit for the rest of the season following his split from JG Speedfit Kawasaki last month. Race two yielded his first top-six BSB finish of 2019.

Three Superbike races will be staged at the next meeting at Oulton Park on 7-8 September to finalise the riders who will compete for the title in The Top Six Showdown at the final three rounds of the year.

There were contrasting fortunes for the Northern Ireland riders in the Superstock 1000 class as Jordanstown's Andy Reid crashed out but Graeme Irwin picked up six points after achieving the best result of his maiden season.

In the Superstock 600 won by Caolan Irwin, Korie McGreevy placed third, with Simon Reid 10th.

Scott Swann made light of a thumb injury sustained after crashing while leading Motostar race one on Saturday by clinching the final podium spot in Sunday's race.

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