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Glenn Irwin targets podiums as a minimum at Thruxton this weekend

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Irwin targets podiums at Thruxton
Glenn Irwin says podiums are the minimum target at Thruxton (Credit: Double Red)

Glenn Irwin is hoping for a brace of podiums at the very least this weekend as the Bennetts British Superbike Championship heads to Thruxton.

The Be Wiser Ducati rider secured pole position and impressive double podium at Brands Hatch a couple of weeks ago and finds himself third in the overall standings, just 17 points behind Jake Dixon in second.

Irwin has enjoyed success at Thruxton in the past, picking up his first-ever British Superbike podium at the circuit in 2016. His 2017 visit was hampered by injury though and he is now looking forward to visiting the track at 100% fitness. He said:

“I was still carrying an injury for the meeting last year so returning to Thruxton 100% fit since my first BSB podium in 2016 is something I’m really looking forward to. I’m looking to grab a brace of podiums at least this weekend to narrow the gap to the championship lead which is our ultimate goal. Thruxton should suit our bike so the plan is to get to the front and manage the tyres and if we can do that, we have a good chance of winning.”

Glenn will be joined once again by his brother Andrew, who continues to impress on the Ducati after taking over from the injured Shane Byrne at Snetterton earlier this year.

The 23-year-old heads into the weekend with the same target of finishing inside the top 10 in both races. Ahead of the meeting, Andrew said:

“Thruxton is a track that I always enjoy going to, it’s like no other and we don’t get to test or ride at it too often so it levels everything out which gives me a better chance. I go there with the same goal which is to be back inside the top ten in both races and continue my BSB learning process. I’m really looking forward to getting back onboard the PBM Be Wiser Ducati this weekend.”

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Josh is a Sports Journalism graduate and has been a member of the TCF team since 2015. Between 2015 and 2018, Josh focused primarily on British Superbikes and Road Racing events such as the Isle of Man TT. At the beginning of the 2019 season he became the MotoGP Reporter.
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