BSB: Irwin keen to help Byrne take title

Published: 10 October 2016

Glenn Irwin has said he will do ‘whatever he can’ to help team-mate Shane Byrne clinch a fifth MCE British Superbike title if he’s in a position to do so at Brands Hatch this weekend.

The Northern Irishman is hoping for a return of the front-running pace he showed during the series’ last visit to Brands Hatch earlier this year, where he secured a fourth place finish in the second race.

Irwin hasn’t enjoyed the second half of the season he was hoping for after a string of top six results half way through the year. Held back through injuries sustained in a crash at Oulton Park, Irwin hasn’t been able to score higher than tenth since the Showdown started but he’s confident of changing that this weekend.

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“It's crazy that we are at the final round already,” he said. “It's been a great learning year and I have been happy with my results, however I have three more races to add to my Thruxton podium. That's my plan and of course also doing whatever I can to give Shakey the best chance of winning the title. I feel so much better now I’ve got my strength back after the last couple of rounds so I’m ready to go!” 

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