Glenn Irwin has set his sights firmly on picking up valuable podium credits at Cadwell Park this weekend.
The Be Wiser Ducati rider finds himself fourth in the championship with only two rounds remaining before the top six showdown places are confirmed. Irwin struggled last time out at Thruxton, despite qualifying on pole during a record-breaking Saturday for him and his younger brother Andrew Irwin.
The 28-year-old managed to salvage a fifth place in the opening race, before a difficult second race saw him cross the line down in ninth spot. As we head closer to the showdown confirmation, Irwin acknowledges the importance of podium finishes this weekend:
“We approach an important time of the season where we have two rounds to go in order to qualify for the Showdown which means five races to add to our podium points. I was still carrying injuries last year but the Be Wiser Ducati works great at Cadwell and we will take it race by race to add to our tally. I owe the team and sponsors a performance after a below par Thruxton, so the plan is to most definitely put that right.”
Meanwhile, on the other side of the garage, Andrew Irwin will be looking to bounce back from a heavy crash two weeks ago. The 23-year-old has tested his Be Wiser Ducati at Cadwell Park before and has admitted that it’s a circuit he enjoys riding at. He said:
“I really enjoy riding at Cadwell Park, I’ve tested the Be Wiser Ducati there so it’s nice to go back to a track I’ve already ridden at. I want two strong rides and want the gap to the leaders to be as small as possible. The Be Wiser Ducati works really well at Cadwell, I’m really looking forward to it. Thruxton wasn’t great so the plan is to get back to scoring solid points and challenging as high up the leaderboard as possible.”
Both races at the hugely popular “Party in the Park” race meeting will take place this Sunday (August 19), with race one due to start at 13:10, followed by the second race of the day at 16:30.