Quattro Kawasaki’s Glenn Irwin believes he has finally found the problem that has caused him so much anguish over the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike season and he can now get back to challenging for podiums.
Irwin has had a shaky start to the season but pulled off two top-ten finishes at Brands last time out and expects to climb higher at Knockhill which has been a good hunting ground for Kawasaki in the past.
“At Brands Hatch we finally found the fault that has been dogging us all season so it was nice to go out on the bike and feel normal,” said Irwin.
“Obviously we’d rather not have had this issue and be down in 16th in the table, but it’s better to find out at round four when we can still do something about it.
Although we didn’t set the world alight at Brands it was the best we’ve done all year and we can now push forward knowing that we can win. The guys have been working hard behind the scenes and have some new parts for me to try this week to improve the bike even further.
“Knockhill has been a good track for me and Kawasaki in the past and I want to continue the run of form they’ve been enjoying with the ZX-10RR of late with all three WorldSKB podium positions filled by Team Green riders in Misano at the weekend.
“Early on in the season it was hard to even look at the championship standings but now I know winning is definitely achievable; we just need a couple of good rounds.”