Donington BSB: Race weekend statistics, facts and pub ammo

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Donington Park has hosted 78 British Superbike Championship races with those races seeing 27 different race winners and 49 different podium finishers.

Bradley Ray’s first two career BSB victories were taken on the Donington Park GP circuit in April 2018.

The first round of the Showdown saw Ray extend his championship lead from 13 points to 40 – but only 51 points cover the first four riders in the championship standings.

Three podiums at Oulton Park last time out saw Tommy Bridewell move onto a career total of 69 and overhaul the late Steve Hislop’s tally of 68. Bridewell now sits in joint 8th overall on the list of all-time podium finishers and just two behind Chris Walker’s total of 71.

Bridewell’s victory at Oulton Park last weekend made him the eighth different winner of the 2022 season.

With the exception of Rory Skinner, all of the riders contesting the Showdown have now won at least one race this season.

Bradley Ray now has ten career BSB victories, the same number as James Whitham, Michael Laverty and Alex Lowes.

Glenn Irwin took his 27th career BSB podium at Oulton Park, the same number recorded by 2000 BSB Champion Neil Hodgson.

Leon Haslam now has a career total of 104 BSB podiums, the fourth highest total of all-time.

Lee Jackson now has two career BSB victories, both of them coming at Oulton Park.

Andrew Irwin’s last BSB win was on the Donington Park GP circuit in October 2020.

Shane Byrne has won more BSB races (8) at Donington Park than any other rider and is followed by Niall Mackenzie and John Reynolds (both 6), Scott Redding (5) and Chris Walker, Michael Rutter, Ryuichi Kiyonari and Leon Haslam (all 4).

John Reynolds and Shane Byrne have taken the most podiums (16) at Donington Park followed by Leon Haslam (12), Josh Brookes (11), Chris Walker (10), Niall Mackenzie, Steve Hislop and Jason O’Halloran (all 9) and Michael Rutter, James Haydon, Ryuichi Kiyonari and Tommy Bridewell (all 8).

Peter Hickman will make his 400th BSB race start in the opening race at Donington Park this weekend. This will make him just the second rider in BSB history to reach 400 starts, the other being Michael Rutter who has 434 starts.

Glenn Irwin is set to make his 175th BSB start in the final race at Donington Park this weekend.

Bradley Ray made his BSB debut on the Donington Park GP circuit in 2017.

Tom Sykes (sixth) and Dean Harrison (14th) both scored their best results of the 2022 BSB season last time out at Oulton Park.

Sykes took 10 World Superbike race wins in a row on the Donington Park GP circuit, between 2013 and 2017.

Ducati is the most successful manufacturer at Donington Park with 33 wins followed by Yamaha (18), Suzuki (10), Honda (8), Kawasaki (7) and BMW (2).

The last three years on the Donington Park GP circuit have seen wins for Ducati (3), Yamaha (2), Suzuki (2) and Honda (1).

Yamaha last won at Donington Park earlier this year, with Jason O’Halloran taking a brace of victories and Kyle Ryde one. Their last win on the GP circuit was with Tarran Mackenzie in October last year.

Suzuki last won at Donington Park in October 2021 with Gino Rea. Rea took two wins, his first BSB victories.

Ducati last won at Donington Park in 2021 with Tommy Bridewell. This was on the National circuit with their last win on the GP circuit being taken by Josh Brookes in October 2020.

Honda’s last victory at Donington Park came with Andrew Irwin in October 2020.

Kawasaki last won at Donington Park in 2017 with Leon Haslam.

BMW were last victorious at Donington in 2014 when Ryuichi Kiyonari won both races. These are the German manufacturer’s only BSB wins at the circuit.