BSB Snetterton: Irwin Takes Second Snetterton Win After Late Bridewell Battle

BSB Snetterton marks the fifth stop on the 2024 calendar. Glenn Irwin took victory in a red-flagged Race 2, and again in Race 3

Ryan Vickers, 2024 Snetterton BSB. - Ian Hopgood
Ryan Vickers, 2024 Snetterton BSB. - Ian Hopgood

Round five of the 2024 British Superbike Championship takes the series to Snetterton with Tommy Bridewell leading the championship. After Storm Stacey took a shock Race 1 win, Race 2 went to Glenn Irwin after a red flag, and Race 3 was won again by Irwin after  alate fight with Tommy Bridewell.

Overview

  • Race 3 - Irwin beats Bridewell in last lap showdown

  • Race 2 - Irwin wins shortened, red-flagged race two after Valleley fire

  • Race 1 - Stacey wins wet, red-flagged Race 1 ahead of Rollo

  • Qualifying - Vickers takes pole in treacherous, wet qualifying

  • Friday Practice - Bridewell top but Irwin in touch after day one

Race 3

Glenn Irwin took his second victory of the Snetterton weekend in BSB Race 3, beating Tommy Bridewell.

Irwin started from pole, but the race was led by Christian Iddon until lap seven when Irwin made his way back through. By then, Tommy Bridewell was in third place, and he made that second shortly after Irwin had taken the lead.

Irwin and Bridewell were unable to break away from the riders behind, but were able to put just enough distance between themselves and Iddon to ensure that only the two of them would decide victory.
For Bridewell, his best chance came at turn two on the final lap when Irwin ran wide, but the reigning champion was unable to take advantage. 

A final corner lunge was a possibility, but Irwin covered it off well, and then the #2 Ducati out-paced the #1 Honda to the line, sealing the deal for Irwin.

Bridewell secured second, ahead of Iddon who ensured the Race 3 podium was a repeat of Race 2’s.

Behind, Danny Kent beat Kyle Ryde to fourth, ahead of Andrew Irwin, Josh Brookes, Ryan Vickers, Jason O’Halloran and Charlie Nesbitt who completed the top 10.

Full BSB results from Race 3 in Snetterton are below.

2024 Snetterton BSB | Race 3 Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Snetterton | Race 3 Result | Rd 5/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Glenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 RWIN
2Tommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R0.125
3Christian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R0.074
4Danny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R11.122
5Kyle RydeGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R11.322
6Andrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R2.204
7Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR6.948
8Ryan VickersGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R18.510
9Jason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR8.635
10Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R8..979
11Lee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R14.891
12Max CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR14.996
13Franco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-R23.598
14Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR29.291
15Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR29.433
16Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR30.038
17Dean HarrisonGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R33.524
18Tom NeaveGBRStauff Fluid Power KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR33.705
19Luke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR39.591
20Lewis RolloGBRIN Competition SENCAT ApriliaAprilia RSV4 110041.261
21Brayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR48.703
22Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1:01.128
DNFAlex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFLeon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW Motorrad TeamBMW M 1000 RRDNF

Race 2

Glenn Irwin took victory in a dry Race 2 at Snetterton which was red flagged after Louis Valleley's bike caught fire trackside.

Irwin was leading the initial start when the red flag came out, which meant he started from pole position for the restart.

Tommy Bridewell, Lewis Rollo, 2024 Snetterton BSB. - Ian Hopgood
Tommy Bridewell, Lewis Rollo, 2024 Snetterton BSB. - Ian Hopgood

Kyle Ryde started alongside him and made the holeshot, but Irwin reclaimed the lead at turn four on the first lap. He extended his margin to two seconds meaning that by the time Tommy Bridewell made his way through to second at the end of the second lap, Irwin was too far in the lead to be caught in what was a five-lap dash.

Bridewell took second place ahead of Christian Iddon who completed the podium, while Kyle Ryde and Andrew Irwin rounded out the top five.

Danny Kent took sixth place, ahead of Ryan Vickers, Jason O'Halloran, Charlie Nesbitt, and Josh Brookes who completed the top 10.

Full BSB results from Race 2 in Snetterton are below.

2024 Snetterton BSB | Race 2 Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Snetterton | Race 2 Result | Rd 5/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Glenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 RWIN
2Tommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R1.487
3Christian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R2.163
4Kyle RydeGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R12.197
5Andrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R2.642
6Danny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R12.682
7Ryan VickersGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R13.723
8Jason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR4.311
9Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R5.556
10Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR8.730
11Franco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-R9.388
12Lee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R9.453
13Max CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR11.384
14Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR12.169
15Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR13.186
16Lewis RolloGBRIN Competition SENCAT ApriliaAprilia RSV4 110015.114
17Tom NeaveGBRStauff Fluid Power KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR19.130
18Alex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R20.126
19Dean HarrisonGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R20.127
20Luke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR20.512
21Brayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR21.980
22Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R26.379
23Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR27.703
DNFLeon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW Motorrad TeamBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFLouis ValleleyGBRNP Racing Kawasaki TeamKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF

Race 1

Storm Stacey took victory in a wet BSB Race 1 at Snetterton, after a red flag for Rory Skinner.

The red flag was brought out on the ninth lap of the initial start. Stacey was leading after gambling on intermediates at the start, with the track clearly drying. The red flag, brought out for a crash for Rory Skinner who required trackside assistance, seemed to cost Stacey the win, as his tyre advantage was lost.

Rain in the time between the stoppage and the resumption of the race, held over five laps, meant that everyone was one wets for the restart. 

Stacey went backwards off the line and Danny Kent made the holeshot. But Stacey was back in second place by turn four, and Kent had crashed by turn six, meaning Stacey was back in the lead. Championship leader Tommy Bridewell also crashed at turn six, and hit Kent directly as he reached the barrier. The Honda rider was shown by TV cameras to be walking away with his helmet off after the race.

After he’d took the lead, Stacey was back in the position that he held before the red flag, but Lewis Rollo — who had missed qualifying and started the initial race from the back of the grid — was showing better pace. On lap two, the Aprilia rider took the lead, and gapped Stacey.

Stacey, though, dug in, and by the final lap he was back on the rear wheel of Rollo. On the exit of turn seven, he got better drive on his Kawasaki, and made the move on the brakes at the end of the back straight. Rollo only had the final corner to respond, and he wasn’t close enough.

Although Rollo was unable to take his own first win, and prevent Stacey from taking his, he was able to secure a maiden BSB podium, on a rostrum which was rounded out by Kyle Ryde.

Behind, Jason O'Halloran and Glenn Irwin rounded out the top five, while Christian Iddon was sixth. Andrew Irwin took seventh place, ahead of Leon Haslam in eighth and Ryan Vickers in ninth. Franco Bourne completed the top 10.

Full BSB results from Race 1 in Snetterton are below.

2024 Snetterton BSB | Race 1 Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Snetterton | Race 1 Result | Rd 5/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRWIN
2Lewis RolloGBRIN Competition SENCAT ApriliaAprilia RSV4 11000.222
3Kyle RydeGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R16.369
4Jason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR9.297
5Glenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R10.742
6Christian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R15.906
7Andrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R16.270
8Leon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW Motorrad TeamBMW M 1000 RR17.824
9Ryan VickersGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R117.885
10Franco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-R25.004
11Dean HarrisonGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R26.418
12Tom NeaveGBRStauff Fluid Power KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR31.153
13Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR31.516
14Louis ValleleyGBRNP Racing Kawasaki TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR35.091
15Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR36.141
16Alex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R38.554
DNFTommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFRory SkinnerGBRCheshire Mouldings BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFCharlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFDanny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R1DNF
DNFLuke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFLee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF
DNFPeter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RRDNF
DNFBrayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFMax CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRDNF
DNFJaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-RDNF

Qualifying

Ryan Vickers took pole position in a sodden Snetteron qualifying for British Superbikes at the fifth round of 2024. The Yamaha rider was 0.2 seconds ahead of Billy McConnell after a dramatic session which saw crashes for Kyle Ryde, Danny Kent, and Glenn Irwin.

Tommy Bridewell, who had dominated practice in the dry on Friday, qualified fourth, behind Storm Stacey who completed the front row, and ahead of his Honda teammate Andrew Irwin, and the second OMG Yamaha Kyle Ryde who complete row two.

Rory Skinner, Tommy Bridewell, 2024 Knockhill BSB. - Ian Hopgood
Rory Skinner, Tommy Bridewell, 2024 Knockhill BSB. - Ian Hopgood

Row three is comprised of Josh Brookes, Jason O'Halloran, and Rory Skinner, while Christian Iddon, Charlie Nesbitt, and Danny Kent will start from the fourth row. Glenn Irwin, after his crash, qualified down in 14th.

Full BSB results from qualifying in Snetterton are below.

2024 Snetterton BSB | Qualifying Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Snetterton | Qualifying Result | Rd 5/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Ryan VickersGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R12:05.868
2Billy McConnellAUSC&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R2:06.067
3Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR2:06.193
4Tommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R2:06.692
5Andrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R2:06.753
6Kyle RydeGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R12:06.811
7Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR2:07.045
8Jason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR2:07.225
9Rory SkinnerGBRCheshire Mouldings BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR2:07.308
10Christian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R2:07.591
11Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R2:08.190
12Danny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R12:08.789
13Luke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR2:08.936
14Glenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R2:10.254
15Lee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R2:11.025
16Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR2:09.870
17Dean HarrisonGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R2:10.195
18Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR2:10.205
19Brayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR2:11.105
20Max CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR2:11.503
21Franco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-R2:11.817
22Tom NeaveGBRStauff Fluid Power KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR2:12.285
23Alex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R2:12.687
24Louis ValleleyGBRNP Racing Kawasaki TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR2:14.440
25Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R2:14.558

Friday Practice

Tommy Bridewell was fastest in both Friday sessions at the BSB Snetterton round. Bridewell's morning advantage was almost 0.4 seconds, but that had shrunk to 0.052 seconds by the afternoon despite the Honda rider improving his own time by more than one second in FP2.

Andrew Irwin, 2024 BSB Oulton Park Test. - Ian Hopgood
Andrew Irwin, 2024 BSB Oulton Park Test. - Ian Hopgood

Glenn Irwin was the rider who ran Bridewell closest, and other than the two major protagonists of the 2023 season only the two OMG Yamaha riders, Ryan Vickers and Kyle Ryde, were able to lap in the 1:47s.

Behind, Danny Kent was fifth, ahead of Josh Brookes, the best BMW rider. Christian Iddon was seventh, ahead of the leading Kawasaki of Jason O'Halloran, while Charlie Nesbitt and Rory Skinner completed the top 10. Lee Jackson and Andrew Irwin were the final two riders to book automatic spots in Q2.

Full BSB results from FP1 and FP2 in Snetterton are below.

2024 Snetterton BSB | FP2 Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Snetterton | FP2 Result | Rd 5/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Tommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R1:47.348
2Glenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1:47.400
3Ryan VickersGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R11:47.734
4Kyle RydeGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R11:47.979
5Danny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R11:48.138
6Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR1:48.237
7Christian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1:48.271
8Jason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1:48.298
9Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1:48.311
10Rory SkinnerGBRCheshire Mouldings BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1:48.333
11Lee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1:48.342
12Andrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R1:48.525
13Billy McConnellAUSC&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1:48.706
14Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1:48.822
15Max CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1:48.887
16Franco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-R1:49.438
17Leon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW Motorrad TeamBMW M 1000 RR1:49.598
18Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR1:49.606
19Lewis RolloGBRIN Competition SENCAT ApriliaAprilia RSV4 11001:50.186
20Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1:50.245
21Alex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R1:50.245
22Luke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1:50.321
23Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1:50.376
24Dean HarrisonGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R1:51.102
25Brayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1:51.407
26Louis ValleleyGBRNP Racing Kawasaki TeamKawasaki ZX-10RR1:58.527
27Tom NeaveGBRStauff Fluid Power KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RRNo Time Set

2024 Snetterton BSB | FP1 Result

2024 British Superbike Championship (BSB) | Snetterton | FP2 Result | Rd 5/11
PosRiderNat.BSB TeamMotorcycleTime
1Tommy BridewellGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R1:48.414
2Christian IddonGBROxford Products RacingDucati Panigale V4 R1:48.798
3Glenn IrwinGBRHager PBM DucatiDucati Panigale V4 R1:48.831
4Ryan VickersGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R11:48.866
5Danny KentGBRMcAMS Racing YamahaYamaha R11:48.984
6Jason O'HalloranAUSCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1:49.031
7Kyle RydeGBROMG Grilla Yamaha RacingYamaha R11:49.054
8Charlie NesbittGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1:49.220
9Max CookGBRCompletely Motorbikes KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1:49.289
10Lee JacksonGBRMasterMac HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1:49.359
11Rory SkinnerGBRCheshire Mouldings BMW MotorradBMW M 1000 RR1:49.394
12Billy McConnellAUSC&L Fairburn Properties/Look Forward RacingHonda CBR1000RR-R1:49.434
13Andrew IrwinGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R1:49.612
14Storm StaceyGBRLKQ Euro Car Parts KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1:49.899
15Franco BourneGBRMarvel HCL MotorsportHonda CBR1000RR-R1:49.900
16Dean HarrisonGBRHonda Racing UKHonda CBR1000RR-R1:50.147
17Danny BuchanGBRDAO Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1:50.253
18Peter HickmanGBRFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR1:50.361
19Leon HaslamGBRROKiT BMW Motorrad TeamBMW M 1000 RR1:50.841
20Lewis RolloGBRIN Competition SENCAT ApriliaAprilia RSV4 11001:50.946
21Josh BrookesAUSFHO RacingBMW M 1000 RR1:50.965
22Alex OlsenGBRCumins by Team IWRHonda CBR1000RR-R1:51.107
23Luke HedgerGBRWhitecliffe CDH Racing KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1:51.337
24Tom NeaveGBRStauff Fluid Power KawasakiKawasaki ZX-10RR1:51.355
25Jaimie van SikkelerusNEDTAG HondaHonda CBR1000RR-R1:51.401
26Brayden ElliottAUSDAO RacingKawasaki ZX-10RR1:51.803
27Louis ValleleyGBRNP Racing Kawasaki TeamKawasaki ZX-10RRNo Time Set

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