BSB Silverstone Qualifying Results | Irwin turns it around for pole at opener

Glenn Irwin takes pole position for Honda as the 2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) gets underway at Silverstone; OMG Yamaha complete front row

Glenn Irwin - Honda Racing BSB

Glenn Irwin will kick off the 2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) from pole position after capitalising on added Q1 track time to clinch a comfortable pole position on the factory Honda at Silverstone.

Forced into the first knockout phase of qualifying after labouring in the mid-field during free practice, Irwin topped both Q1 and then Q2 with a benchmark lap time of 52.796s, aboard the 30th Anniversary liveried edition of the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade.

RICH OMG Racing pairing Kyle Ryde and Bradley Ray headed up the Yamaha challenge on the year-old ex-McAMS R1s, the duo joining Irwin in not venturing back on track in the closing two minutes of the session when a red flag for oil on circuit prompted a late scramble for a fast time.

However, with tyres past their best, the trio weren’t affected, leaving Tommy Bridewell at the head of row two on the best of the Ducati bikes, while Leon Haslam made a late improvement to leapfrog up to fifth on the VisionTrack Kawasaki.

Jason O’Halloran - the sole McAMS Yamaha entry this weekend - gets underway from sixth place, while Rory Skinner leads the FS-3 challenge in seventh, from BMW counterparts Andrew Irwin and Dan Linfoot.

Elsewhere, Christian Iddon starts 11th despite a tumble from the Buidlbase Suzuki, while BSB returnee Tom Sykes gets underway from 12th on the grid, out-qualifying his MCE Ducati team-mate Josh Brookes in 14th

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Silverstone | Qualifying

2022 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Silverstone | Qualifying | Round 1 / 12
 RiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleLap Time
1Glenn IrwinGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R52.796
2Kyle RydeGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R152.951
3Bradley RayGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R152.976
4Tommy BridwellGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R52.991
5Leon HaslamGBRLee Hardy RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR53.112
6Jason O'HalloranGBRMcAMS YamahaYamaha R153.133
7Rory SkinnerGBRFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR53.162
8Andrew IrwinGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR53.163
9Dan LinfootAUSiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RR53.240
10Lee JacksonJPNFS-3 RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR53.253
11Christian IddonGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R53.304
12Tom SykesGBRMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R53.325
13Takumi TakhashiAUSHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R53.388
14Josh BrookesIRLMCE DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R53.446
15Danny BuchanGBRSynetiq BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR53.501
16Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR53.512
17Ryan VickersGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR53.640
18Dan JonesGBRiForce BMWBMW M 1000 RR53.462
19Luke MosseyGBRTAG RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R53.511
20Storm StaceyGBRTeam LKQ Euro Car PartsKawasaki ZX-10RR53.641
21Josh OwensGBRRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR53.673
22Danny KentGBRBuildbase SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R53.698
23Ryo MizunoGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R53.768
24Tom NeaveGBRHonda RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R53.847
25Dean HarrisonGBRDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR53.856
26Chrissy RouseGBRCrowe PerformanceBMW M 1000 RR53.922
27Bjorn EstmentSWEPowerslide/CatfossSuzuki GSX-R1000R54.281
28Leon JeacockGBRSpecsavers SuzukiSuzuki GSX-R1000R54.428
29David JohnsonAUSRiCH OMG RacingYamaha R154.469
30Luke HopkinsGBRBlack Onyx SecurityHonda CBR1000RR-R54.899
31James HillierGBRRICH OMG RacingYamaha R155.097
32Liam DelvesJPNRapid CDH RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR55.142