Quattro Kawasaki’s Glenn Irwin didn’t have the best of start to his 2019 Bennetts British Superbike campaign but says he is adapting a learning to the new ZX-10RR after a two season on the Ducati Panigale V-twin.
Irwin suffered a crash in race one at Silverstone which hampered him for the second outing but he clawed back to just outside the top ten place and tested well at Oulton Park ahead of this weekend’s clash.
“The Kawasakis have been notoriously strong at Oulton Park in the past and so we’re hoping to be at the sharp end,” said Irwin.
“The circuit suits my style of riding as you need to be strong on the brakes and we should have an advantage over the other teams as the ZX-10 has a great chassis which is an important aspect to this track.
Purely from a results point of view Silverstone didn’t look great for me, but I was riding injured in the second race following my earlier crash and still managed to finish just outside the top 10.
“During testing last week, we were much higher up and there are still a lot of things we can try. I know I’m asking a lot of the team but in return I’m working hard to adapt and learn.
“I want to be on the podium week in and week out, but I need to be realistic; I’ve got to keep improving and I’ve got to be consistent.