Snetterton BSB: Race weekend statistics, facts and pub ammo

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Statistics, facts and pub ammo for this weekend’s Bennetts British Superbike round at Snetterton:

With three second place finishes at round one, Glenn Irwin leads the British Superbike Championship for the first time in his career.

This is the first time Honda have led the BSB Championship after the first round since 2012 when Jon Kirkham won the single race held at Brands Hatch.

Jason O’Halloran’s two podiums saw him move on to a career total of 19 and overhaul Terry Rymer, Troy Bayliss, Tom Sykes and Steve Plater (all 18) on the all-time series list.

O’Halloran’s only BSB victory came at Snetterton in 2016. A year earlier, he claimed his first ever BSB podium at the circuit.

Andrew Irwin made his BSB debut at Snetterton two years ago.

With 134 podiums from 254 career starts, Josh Brookes has now finished on the BSB podium in 53% of his races.

Peter Hickman will make his 325th BSB start in the first race of the weekend at Snetterton.

Glenn Irwin is set to make his 100th BSB race start in the third and final race of the weekend.

Andrew Irwin and Tarran Mackenzie will both make their 50th BSB race start in the first race this weekend.

Ryan Vickers and Hector Barbera will make their 25th BSB start in the second race at Snetterton.

The Snetterton 300 circuit was first used for BSB in 2011. At 2.9689 miles, it is the longest track on the 2019 BSB calendar.

The current lap record is held by Shane Byrne (Ducati), who lapped at 1m47.143s in the second race of 2017.

Out of this year’s entry, only Josh Brookes (2010) and Jason O’Halloran (2016) have previously tasted victory at Snetterton.

After Thruxton, Snetterton was Andrew Irwin’s second most successful meeting in terms of points scored in 2019 with a fourth and a fifth giving him 24 points.

Shane Byrne is the most successful rider at Snetterton with 10 wins followed by Ryuichi Kiyonari (7), John Reynolds (5), Leon Camier (3) and James Whitham, Chris Walker, Sean Emmett, Josh Brookes, Leon Haslam and Scott Redding (all 2).

The double victory has been done at Snetterton on 12 occasions – James Whitham (1996), John Reynolds (2001), Sean Emmett (2002), Ryuichi Kiyonari (2006 and 2007), Leon Camier (2009), Josh Brookes (2010), Shane Byrne (2014, 2015 and 2017), Leon Haslam (2018) and Scott Redding (2019).

The double victory has been taken in five of the last six years.

Shane Byrne and Josh Brookes (17), have recorded the most podiums at Snetterton followed by John Reynolds (12), Ryuichi Kiyonari and Chris Walker (both 8), Michael Rutter (7), Tommy Hill (6) and Leon Haslam (6) and Niall Mackenzie, Steve Hislop, Michael Laverty and Jason O’Halloran (all 5).

Although Josh Brookes has taken 17 podiums at Snetterton, only two of those have been race wins, both of them coming in 2010.

Jason O’Halloran has taken more podiums (5) at Snetterton than he has done at any other circuit on the BSB calendar.

Ducati is the most successful manufacturer at Snetterton with 15 wins, followed by Honda (12), Yamaha (10), Kawasaki (7) and Suzuki (5).

Ducati won both of the races last year when Scott Redding did the double. They also took five of the six podiums.

Kawasaki’s last win at Snetterton came in 2018 when Leon Haslam won both race races.

Honda last won at Snetterton in 2016 with Jason O’Halloran.

Yamaha last took the top spot in 2012 with Tommy Hill.

Suzuki’s last win came in 2011 with John Hopkins.

BMW have never won a BSB race at Snetterton.