Snetterton BSB: ‘26 points before race three’ is Irwin’s target

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Honda Racing’s Glenn Irwin is hoping to wrap up his 2022 Bennetts British Superbike Showdown slot with a race left in hand at this weekend’s Snetterton main season finale.

The Irishman, who has tasted the Schloer at the Norfolk track previously, is fifth in the points standings and wants to grab 26 more in the first two races.

“We go to Snetterton, a track where myself and the bike have won at in the past, I enjoy it there and we will crack on. It is a good margin we have at the moment, but there is always a twist and it started at Cadwell Park so fair play to Danny,” said Irwin.

‘I am aware they can go strong at Snetterton as well so we need to continue to score high and at the moment 26 points secures the Showdown so we want to get that done before race three if we can.

“There is so much to it that you can’t focus on single riders; I need to keep Taz, Tommy and Kyle to be the drop zone target – the ones in eighth.

“Leon, Hicky and Danny are all still looking to get in so to be honest there are that many I need to concentrate on beating that I might as well concentrate on trying to beat the whole grid, which is what we try anyway! It doesn’t change our plans, we just need to keep working.”