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Six in a row for Glenn Irwin at the North West 200

Six in a row for Glenn Irwin at the North West 200

The opening race of the day was the six-lap Anchor Bar Superbike Race, where Glenn started from pole position after a sensational qualifying session earlier in the week. Straight off the line Glenn was in the lead, but hot on his heels was Davey Todd on the Milenco by Padgett's Motorcycles Fireblade. 

It was then a battle of the Blades over the six laps, which saw Glenn and Davey swapping places throughout. On the final lap, Davey fought back diving up the inside at Magherabuoy, but ran wide. With Davey wide Glenn made his move and keeping Davey at bay along the coast road, he crossed the line claiming his fifth NW200 Superbike race in a row by a quarter of a second. The win also marked the first International Road Race win for the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, which made its Road race debut at the North West 200.

Having made history in the opening Superbike race, all eyes were on the final feature Merrow Hotel and Spa Superbike Race. Dominating proceedings throughout the seven laps, Glenn crossed the line to claim his sixth consecutive Superbike race win, 2.494s ahead of Richard Cooper in second. 

#1 Glenn Irwin

Job done! When I came here I'd had success before at the North West 200, but to come here with Honda was something else and we arrived at a time where my BSB career has taken a huge step forward, so we arrived probably with me riding the best I have ever ridden. You do put pressure on yourself, you've won here before and you feel like you can do it again, but it never works like that, you have to fight for it and you can't be complacent. Fair play to my team, today has just been a dream! We came here to win the big ones and the level here is so high, so to win both the Superbike races this year and lead that calibre of field is such a good feeling. I want to thank everyone who has helped and supported me along the way, the team, Honda UK, my family, my friends and all my sponsors, as well as the North West 200 organisers, its sponsors the marshals and everyone behind the scenes who makes the event happen, and of course the supporters. The last lap of the feature Superbike race was incredible, it was so overwhelming with the support out there along the course.
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