An illustrated recap from Snetterton - BSB 2024 - Round Five - Superbike, Supersport, Superstock, Superteen and Sportbike (2024)

2024 Bennetts British Superbike Championship
Round Five – Snetterton

Glenn Irwin moved back to the top of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings after claiming a double race win at Snetterton. The Hager PBM Ducati rider held off his fierce rival Tommy Bridewell to claim the Quattro Group Race of Aces Trophy with just four points separating the pair ahead of Brands Hatch in a fortnights time.

British Superbike Race Two

The second race of the weekend began in dry conditions and race one winner Storm Stacey got the launch off the line to lead the pack into Riches for the first time before Kyle Ryde took the lead into Wilson. However, Irwin was on the attack and he moved to the front and then was pushing to break the pack.

Irwin and Ryde had an edge with Ryan Vickers, Iddon, Bridewell and Danny Kent giving chase. It had been an impressive start from Bridewell as he carved his way up to third by lap five from his 16th place grid start.

However, the BMW Safety Car was deployed when Louis Valleley stopped with a technical problem and the bike caught fire, but whilst the Herock Racesafe marshals dealt with the incident, the rain began to fall and the race was red flagged.

The race restarted over five laps and Ryde got the holeshot to lead but as the pack reached Agostini, Irwin made his move and then edged out an advantage.

The battle for second though went Bridewell’s way as the reigning champion gave himself work to do after dropping down the order at the start to fifth on the opening lap, moving back through to second by lap three.

Iddon then grabbed third with a move at Brundle on the third lap to nudge Ryde back into fourth ahead of Andrew Irwin and Danny Kent. Vickers meanwhile ended a lonely seventh with Jason O’Halloran, Charlie Nesbitt and Josh Brookes completing the top ten.

British Superbike Race Two Results

1G IrwinDuc9m05.477
2T BridewellHon+1.487
3C IddonDuc+2.163
4K RydeYam+2.197
5A IrwinHon+2.642
6D KentYam+2.682
7R VickersYam+3.723
8J O’halloranKaw+4.311
9C NesbittHon+5.556
10J BrookesBMW+8.730
11F BourneHon+9.388
12L JacksonHon+9.453
13M CookKaw+11.384
14S StaceyKaw+12.169
15P HickmanBMW+13.186
16L RolloApr+15.114
17T NeaveKaw+19.130
18A OlsenHon+20.126
19D HarrisonHon+20.127
20L HedgerKaw+20.512
21B ElliottKaw+21.980
22J SikkelerusHon+26.379
23D BuchanKaw+27.703
24L HaslamBMW1 Lap

British Superbike Race Three

Glenn Irwin then held off the pressure from his closest rivals to claim a double win and the Quattro Group Race of Aces trophy in an intense race three as he went head-to-head with Bridewell as Iddon also got into the mix, with just 0.125s separating the leading pair at the chequered flag.

At the start, Iddon launched into the lead from Ryde, Irwin and Danny Kent, but Irwin was determined and he first moved ahead of the McAMS Racing Yamaha rider at Agostini and by lap four had also picked off Ryde for second.

The leading trio began to have an edge as Iddon held off Irwin and Bridewell over the opening laps, but Irwin was pushing for the lead and he grabbed the advantage at Agostini on lap seven. Bridewell wasn’t going to let Irwin make a break though, and he attempted to get ahead with a pass at Murrays, but the Oxford Products Racing Ducati rider instantly fought back to regain the position.


Recapping all the wet and wild Saturday BSB action from Snetterton

July 7, 2024

Bridewell was able to make his move on lap eight for second and then he was hunting Irwin and on the last lap, the reigning champion was piling on the pressure. The Hager PBM Ducati rider made a mistake at Wilson, running wide, which allowed Bridewell to get alongside but Irwin wasn’t relenting into Palmer.

Irwin held off Bridewell to the finish with Iddon completing a double dose of podium finishes as he remained in striking distance of the pair at the finish line. Kent was leading the chasing pack in fourth place with Ryde and Andrew Irwin completing the top six.

Josh Brookes had another top eight finish for FHO Racing BMW Motorrad, holding off Vickers with Jason O’Halloran and Charlie Nesbitt rounding out the top ten finishers.

British Superbike Race Three Results

1G IrwinDuc28m56.592
2T BridewellHon+0.125
3C IddonDuc+0.740
4D KentYam+1.122
5K RydeYam+1.322
6A IrwinHon+2.204
7J BrookesBMW+6.948
8R VickersYam+8.510
9J O’halloranKaw+8.635
10C NesbittHon+8.979
11L JacksonHon+14.891
12M CookKaw+14.996
13F BourneHon+23.598
14P HickmanBMW+29.291
15S StaceyKaw+29.433
16D BuchanKaw+30.038
17D HarrisonHon+33.524
18T NeaveKaw+33.705
19L HedgerKaw+39.591
20L RolloApr+41.261
21B ElliottKaw+48.703
22J SikkelerusHon+1m01.128
Not Classified
DNFA OlsenHon3 Laps
DNFL HaslamBMW11 Laps

Rider Quotes

Glenn Irwin

I was really pleased with both wins and it’s good to be back in the championship lead. I’ve probably lost a little bit this last month, but we continue to work hard and massive thanks to the team for the bike they gave me. We experimented a little bit in the first race and found some areas that worked well and others where we could still improve but I rode with clarity and resilience, and it was a well-executed victory. The weather conditions changed for the second race which meant I struggled with grip especially in the second half of the race and I lost the front several times. I had to dig deep and did a really good last lap so fair play to Tommy and Christian as they were there all the way. I love racing against Tommy as he’s like me and never gives up. It’s nice to get the Race of Aces trophy as well so a big thanks to the team and get well soon Jordan.”

Tommy Bridewell

Yeah race one was an enjoyable one for definite, in truth those short aggressive races aren’t always my forte. I got a bad start and dropped back to sixth or seventh and thought ‘Oh no I thought I’d done all the hard work in the previous start.’ Needless to say, I managed to pull back through and could see Glenn out front. I was overriding a little and we made a little mistake in not fitting two new tyres when it was declared a wet race. The new rear was pushing the front. But look, we started sixteenth and finished second and it was an enjoyable race. Race two just was a bit of a tough one to sum up in truth, in some areas I felt really really strong, but then in other areas I was having to work really hard to stay with the others. In all truth, this circuit was always going to be a little tricky because you need the power here with a long uphill straight after a tight corner. I gave it everything though and to come away with two seconds after a bit of an off yesterday is super positive. I’m happy, the team is working great and Honda is working hard, we know what we need to work on and we will go away and keep on pushing.”

Andrew Irwin

Race one was definitely a better result, but I think I’m still a little too kind at the start of the race. I got a bit beat up and then shuffled back so I think a little more aggression at the start would help. To come away from race one with a fifth and to be frustrated gives a good indication of where we are. It was a short race yes, but we weren’t far away from the podium fight, which is positive. Then in the second race we ran in the front group for the whole race and proved that we have the pace now to run closer with the front guys. Over the course of a long sixteen lap race we’ve finished just two seconds back from the front. Yes the results this weekend aren’t incredible, but a seventh, fifth & sixth shows that we are getting some consistency. We’ve arrived at the group we want to be racing with, the next step is to start fighting with that group. I’m looking forward to getting to Brands and keeping this momentum going.”

Josh Brookes

It has been a very much up and down weekend; the opening practice was terrible! We had lots of issues with brakes and just the general setup of the bike wasn’t particularly favourable. The second session was far better, we were sixth in the times; the brakes were improved, not fixed but improved and the general settings of the BMW were pretty much nearly how we ran the rest of the weekend. Where things came undone for us was when it started to rain. I didn’t go too bad in qualifying in seventh, that was probably the best the bike felt in the rain. The bike was half and half, for the first half of the race I went with intermediate tyres and felt really good, I was moving forward towards the end of the race and with eight laps to go, I set the fastest lap of the race, so it was all showing good progress. But then the rain came, so then we were on full wets, and I just went backwards, or whatever we’ve done with the bike which wasn’t anything I can really put my finger on, but it reduced our performance. Fortunately, we had two dry races on Sunday, where in the final race we showed good progress and we had signs of improvement. It’s an odd one as we started the weekend where we finished really, as we were in the top five/six from the beginning of the weekend, but the weather put us back, so we did make progress with the setup and feeling, it just didn’t reflect on the times and being able to move further up.”

Peter Hickman

The weekend was as to be expected really, I’m not in a great place at the minute so I just wanted to keep riding, keep doing laps and laps, and laps! And try not to focus on the position too much, just have the feeling of me on the bike, which we’ve done to be fair I feel a bit more comfortable again. I actually had a bit of a race in the last race and not just riding around by myself, we weren’t in the position that we want to be racing for don’t get me wrong, but at least I was having a better race. So yeah overall, it’s not been too bad a weekend, it would have been nice to have got the 10th on Saturday in the rain without slipping off, but hey that’s the way things go sometimes but overall it’s been positive weekend.”

Dean Harrison

We’ve just had one of those weekends where we’ve been on the back foot all weekend. The combination of weather and some little technical problems has cost us track time, which ultimately means you are spending the weekend in a recovery mode. This game is all about momentum and it can be difficult to build that at times. In the first race I actually got a really good start and we were running with the group from tenth all the way back to us, I felt good on the bike too so I thought we were on for a good result. Then it was restarted and I got clipped at the start and dropped to the back pretty much. With only five laps it’s super difficult to get going again. In the second race, lap time wise we aren’t far from running in the top ten positions, we just have too much to do from our grid positions. I’m looking forward to Brands and having a solid problem free weekend which allows us to show our real potential.

British Superbike Championship Points

1G Irwin177
2T Bridewell173
3C Iddon156
4K Ryde147
5D Kent147
6J O’halloran108
7L Haslam96
8R Vickers92
9C Nesbitt85
10J Brookes80
11L Jackson69
12A Irwin68
13R Skinner65
14M Cook59
15S Stacey52
16F Rogers45
17B Mcconnell30
18L Rollo26
19D Buchan23
20F Bourne19
21P Hickman17
22D Harrison14
23L Hedger7
24T Neave4
25L Valleley2
26L Mossey2
27A Olsen1

British Supersport / GP2 Feature Race

Jack Kennedy took victory over Ben Currie in the Feature race at Snetterton, as the race was cut short by two laps when rain began to fall.

The race was a battle between the reigning and former champion from the start, as the pair took turns at the front.

The lead swapped between the pair several times, with Kennedy leading for a few laps mid race before Currie hit the front on Lap Eight. But Kennedy was soon back ahead and although Currie was right on his rear wheel, he didn’t get the chance to pass again as the race was flagged on lap 10.

Luke Stapleford was third, ahead of Harry Truelove, as Alastair Seeley crossed the line fifth.

Jack Kennedy

After the disappointment of yesterday I am over the moon to repay the team with a win, which I truly feel they deserve for all of their hard work, not just this weekend but throughout the year. The race itself was very close and there was some brilliant clean hard racing which I really enjoyed. There were obvious strengths and weaknesses between the two of us at the front which made for some very close racing, but I feel this is a just reward for wrecking the bike yesterday and giving the team some work to do overnight. We’ve shown here that we have some really strong pace and I look forward to going again at Brands in a few weeks time.”

It was another GP2 victory for Owen Jenner, again ahead of his Kramer team-mate Jack Nixon, as Keo Walker was third.

In the Cup, Cameron Hall rode an impressive race to take the spoils, finishing 12th overall as Harry Cook was second and Lynden Leatherland third.

British Supersport / GP2 Feature Race Results

1SSPJ KennedyHon18m49.279
2SSPB CurrieDuc+0.079
3SSPL StaplefordTri+6.438
4SSPH TrueloveSuz+6.558
5SSPA SeeleyYam+6.773
6SSPR IrwinKaw+10.828
7SSPS RichardsonSuz+10.895
8SSPTJ TomsYam+16.763
9SSPC BrownYam+17.055
10SSPE McmanusDuc+23.299
11GP2O JennerKra+25.739
12CUPC HallKaw+26.106
13SSPM TrueloveSuz+26.404
14SSPH ClaridgeSuz+35.458
15SSPO BarrYam+35.596
16GP2J NixonKra+35.982
17SSPC DawsonKaw+35.995
18SSPJ McmanusDuc+36.292
19SSPJ BoerboomKaw+36.560
20SSPC FraserSuz+38.083
21SSPF BarnesYam+42.425
22SSPM WoodYam+42.443
23CUPH CookKaw+43.002
24CUPL LeatherlandYam+46.571
25SSPJ DavisDuc+47.171
26GP2K WalkerTri+1 Lap
27GP2L AllenKal+1 Lap
28CUPM MorganKaw+1 Lap
29CUPJ FarragherKaw+1 Lap
30SSPL JonesKaw+1 Lap
31CUPC WhiteDuc+1 Lap
32SSPM PallettKaw+1 Lap
Not Classifed
DNFSSPA DurhamKaw2 Laps
DNFSSPE McglincheyKaw2 Laps
DNFCUPA BrownKaw4 Laps
DNFSSPL JonesDuc5 Laps
DNFCUPM HardieKaw9 Laps
DNFCUPB GraysonYam9 Laps

British Supersport Championship Points

1Ben CURRIE (Ducati)197
2Jack KENNEDY (Honda)187
3Luke STAPLEFORD (Triumph)172
4Harry TRUELOVE (Suzuki)122
5Alastair SEELEY (Yamaha)113
6Eugene McMANUS (Ducati)94
7Rhys IRWIN (Suzuki)82
8Shane RICHARDSON (Suzuki)81
9Brad PERIE (Kawasaki)70
10TJ TOMS (Yamaha)60
11Asher DURHAM (Kawasaki)48
12Tom BOOTH-AMOS (Triumph)47
13Can ÖNCÜ (Kawasaki)47
14Davey TODD (Ducati)42
15Matt TRUELOVE (Suzuki)40
16Luke JONES (Ducati)34
17Joe FRANCIS (Ducati)31
18Oliver BARR (Yamaha)28
19Eunan McGLINCHEY (Kawasaki)25
20Jorel BOERBOOM (Kawasaki)22
21Ondrej VOSTATEK (Triumph)22
22Carter BROWN (Yamaha)18
23Sam LAFFINS (Kawasaki)13
24Max WADSWORTH (Triumph)13
25Adon DAVIE (Ducati)12
26Hikari OKUBO (Honda)9
27Harvey CLARIDGE (Suzuki)8
28Jamie COWARD (Triumph)6
29Cameron HALL (Kawasaki)5
30Mikey HARDIE (Kawasaki)5
31Cameron DAWSON (Kawasaki)5
32Charlie WHITE (Ducati)4
33Freddie BARNES (Yamaha)4
34Max MORGAN (Kawasaki)3
35Cameron FRASER (Suzuki)3
36Lynden LEATHERLAND (Yamaha)2
37Lewis JONES (Kawasaki)1
38Craig NEVE (Triumph)1

GP2 Championship Points

1Owen JENNER (Kramer)247
2Jack NIXON (Kramer)179
3Lucca ALLEN (Kalex)116
4Keo WALKER (Triumph)82
5Owen MELLOR (Nykos)20
6Maximus HARDY (Triumph)18

Supersport Cup Championship Points

1Adon DAVIE (Ducati)125
2Cameron HALL (Kawasaki)109
3Ben TOLLIDAY (Yamaha)98
4Lynden LEATHERLAND (Yamaha)92
5Tom TUNSTALL (Ducati)74
6Joe FARRAGHER (Kawasaki)72
7Mikey HARDIE (Kawasaki)69
8Josh WOOD (Yamaha)44
9Max MORGAN (Kawasaki)40
10Charlie WHITE (Ducati)39
11Adam BROWN (Kawasaki)38
12Harry COOK (Kawasaki)36
13Lewis JONES (Kawasaki)24
14Stephen THOMAS (Yamaha)24
15Dave GRACE (Yamaha)16
16Ben GRAYSON (Yamaha)14
17Leon WILTON (Ducati)12

Pirelli National Superstock Race

Joe Talbot scored his first win of the year as he held off Tom Ward to take victory by 0.084secs.

In a race which was stopped halfway through and the restarted over five laps, Talbot – who has been running up front all weekend – managed to power to victory, as Luke Mossey took third.

Points leader Davey Todd could only manage fourth this time, as Scott Swann, who had led earlier in the race, was fifth.

Pirelli National Superstock Race Results

1J TalbotHon9m18.567
2T WardHon+0.084
3L MosseyHon+0.187
4D ToddBMW+1.314
5S SwannHon+1.630
6M TrueloveHon+2.304
7T NeaveHon+3.087
8D AllinghamBMW+3.446
9B LuxtonHon+7.388
10J PerrinHon+7.951
11J LyonsHon+11.166
12S WinfieldHon+11.198
13J BednarekHon+13.302
14K DixonYam+13.361
15R WhiteBMW+13.823
16S ReidHon+14.074
17F ArscottHon+14.550
18M WhelanHon+15.599
19M SymondsYam+16.339
20G EdwardsHon+17.116
21J HopperKaw+22.470
22A ComptonHon+22.474
23C ThomsonKaw+24.881
24A WilliamsHon+28.034
25J HowardKaw+33.073
26R CooperHon+38.410
27J CampbellKaw+38.714
28P BarkerHon+38.846
29C GroverYam+38.858
30C KennellyHon+38.916
31L HealeySuz+1m05.679
Not Classified
DNFE BestKaw1 Lap
DNFD ConnellHon2 Laps

Pirelli National Superstock Points

1Davey TODD (BMW)115
2Joe TALBOT (Honda)85
4Scott SWANN (Honda)75
5Tom WARD (Honda)56
6Matt TRUELOVE (Honda)55
7Jamie PERRIN (Honda)49
8Josh OWENS (Aprilia)46
9Simon REID (Honda)40
10Ash BEECH (Honda)38
11Ben LUXTON (Honda)36
12Shaun WINFIELD (Honda)23
13Declan CONNELL (Honda)22
14Luke MOSSEY (Honda)20
15Jamie LYONS (Honda)20
16Matty WHELAN (Honda)13
17Tim NEAVE (Honda)12
18Kam DIXON (Yamaha)11
19Edmund BEST (Kawasaki)10
20Finley ARSCOTT (Honda)8
21Callum BEY (Honda)7
22Jack BEDNAREK (Honda)5
23Richard WHITE (BMW)1

Pirelli National Sportbike

Edoardo Colombi emerged victorious after a race-long battle with Richard Cooper to bank his fourth win of the season.

The Italian spent the whole race battling with Cooper and the fight went all the way to the line,Colombi taking it by a mere 0.064secs.

ThomasStrudwick took third, less than half an hour after his Heat win in the ABK Beer 0% BMW Motorrad F 900 R Cup, as Harrison Dessoy was fourth and Aaron Silvester fifth.

Pirelli National Sportbike Race Results

1E ColombiApr21m46.178
2R CooperTri+0.064
3T StrudwickTri+14.117
4H DessoyYam+20.365
5A SilvesterTri+25.025
6R StephensonTri+29.559
7A BarnesYam+29.778
8Z SheltonApr+34.376
9R BanhamYam+37.234
10A DavidsonApr+41.382
11C IrwinApr+41.679
12J MartinTri+51.322
13K KentYam+51.752
14C HarrisApr+51.967
15J StephensonYam+52.032
16F WeedenApr+1m02.382
17A DaykinApr+1m07.308
18L DochertyKaw+1m09.943
19J MuirApr+1m17.107
20S O’reillyApr+1m23.372
21S GreenApr+1m30.142
22K HandTri+1m39.475
23J FieldhouseApr+1m50.434
Not Classified
DNFO EdwardsApr1 Lap
DNFJ KnightsApr4 Laps
DNFJ SmithApr8 Laps
DNFC AtkinsKaw8 Laps
DNFJ ProudfootYam8 Laps
DNFB ComptonTri8 Laps
DNFJ EllisApr8 Laps

Pirelli National Sportbike Points

1Edoardo COLOMBI (Aprilia)152.5
2Richard COOPER (Triumph)149
3Ash BARNES (Yamaha)114
4Thomas STRUDWICK (Triumph)91
5Harrison DESSOY (Yamaha)83
6Aaron SILVESTER (Triumph)76
7Alfie DAVIDSON (Aprilia)66
8Rhys STEPHENSON (Triumph)54
9Jayden MARTIN (Triumph)37
10Zak SHELTON (Aprilia)31
11Lennon DOCHERTY (Kawasaki)28
12Rossi BANHAM (Yamaha)28
13Charlie ATKINS (Kawasaki)26
14Lewis ARROWSMITH (Aprilia)24.5
15Finn SMART-WEEDEN (Aprilia)23
16Cameron HARRIS (Aprilia)15.5
17Sean O’REILLY (Aprilia)14
18Oliver MORGAN-EDWARDS (Aprilia)12
19Darragh CREAN (Aprilia)11
20Joshua PROUDFOOT (Yamaha)9
21Jack SMITH (Aprilia)7.5
22Joe ELLIS (Aprilia)6
23Katie HAND (Yamaha)6
24Caolan IRWIN (Aprilia)5
25Kieran KENT (Yamaha)5
26Jacob STEPHENSON (Yamaha)4
27Sam GREEN (Aprilia)1

Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen Race

Lewis Smart won a dramatic Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen race after a three-rider battle ended in disaster on the final lap.

Smart, Carl Harris and Ted Wilkinson had been battling for the win but on the final lap, Harris crashed out and hit Wilkinson.

Wilkinson was able to stay on but lost any hope of a podium, as ROKiT Rookies Kalvin Kelly and Brodie Gawith picked up second and third.

Fourth was Chloe Jones while Greg Marshall finished fifth as Wilkinson managed to salvage sixth.

Henry Snell added to his points tally with a ninth place result despite various issues causing him to lose a lot of track time leading up to the race.

Lewis Smart leads Brodie Gawith in the series by six-points.

Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen Race Results

1L SmartKaw18m45.289
2K KellyKaw+1.065
3B GawithKaw+4.063
4C JonesKaw+4.921
5G MarshallKaw+5.215
6T WilkinsonKaw+7.823
7J CookKaw+23.501
8F OakleyKaw+26.486
9H SnellKaw+26.699
10L HopkinsKaw+28.272
11C DanceKaw+31.558
12K ShuttlewoodKaw+41.063
13Z WestonKaw+41.698
14B O’malleyKaw+54.185
15D O’mahonyKaw+54.204
16C MarcuzzoKaw+1m03.546
17F SchipperKaw+1m40.389
Not Classified
DNFC HarrisKaw1 Lap
DNFJ YeldhamKaw4 Laps

Tracker Kawasaki British Superteen Points

1Lewis SMART (Kawasaki)132
2Brodie GAWITH (Kawasaki)126
3Carl HARRIS (Kawasaki)117
4Kalvin KELLY (Kawasaki)117
5Chloe JONES (Kawasaki)98
6Ted WILKINSON (Kawasaki)87
7Calum BEACH (Kawasaki)58
8Greg MARSHALL (Kawasaki)58
9Troy JEFFREY (Kawasaki)56
10Henry SNELL (Kawasaki)52
11Zack WESTON (Kawasaki)44
12Brain O’MALLEY (Kawasaki)40
13James COOK (Kawasaki)38
14Darragh O’MAHONY (Kawasaki)26
15Luca HOPKINS (Kawasaki)26
16Freddy OAKLEY (Kawasaki)24
17Marley MACKENZIE (Kawasaki)23
18Charlotte MARCUZZO (Kawasaki)12
19Kylan SHUTTLEWOOD (Kawasaki)10
20Floris SCHIPPER (Kawasaki)6
21Craig DANCE (Kawasaki)5
22Owen MELLOR (Kawasaki)5
23Jay YELDHAM (Kawasaki)2

Tags: BSB

An illustrated recap from Snetterton - BSB 2024 - Round Five - Superbike, Supersport, Superstock, Superteen and Sportbike (2024)


Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Ray Christiansen

Last Updated:

Views: 5835

Rating: 4.9 / 5 (49 voted)

Reviews: 80% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Ray Christiansen

Birthday: 1998-05-04

Address: Apt. 814 34339 Sauer Islands, Hirtheville, GA 02446-8771

Phone: +337636892828

Job: Lead Hospitality Designer

Hobby: Urban exploration, Tai chi, Lockpicking, Fashion, Gunsmithing, Pottery, Geocaching

Introduction: My name is Ray Christiansen, I am a fair, good, cute, gentle, vast, glamorous, excited person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.