Building the Honda Racing 2020 Fireblade SP – Part 5

14/10/2020

The Honda Racing team is pleased to announce that Episode 5 of the Building the Blade series is now available on YouTube and Facebook.

The fifth episode in our “Building the Fireblade 2020” series is here!

You’ll see the Fireblade 2020 race in the rain for the first time, the podium finish for Glenn Irwin and the wins for Andrew Irwin and Tom Neave.

On the opening lap of British Superbike Race One Glenn Irwin led the pack, however there was a disaster for the championship leader when he crashed out at Goddards unhurt on the opening lap, and losing the lead in the standings for the first time this season.

At the front though Andrew Irwin was still flying the flag for the Honda BSB Donington Park 2020 entry, riding a perfect race to claim his third win of the season with the VisionTrack Ducati pairing behind him. Glenn Irwin was now equal on points in third place in the standings with Jason O’Halloran as the McAMS Yamaha rider also endured a tough opening race to the weekend for Honda. Donington Park has proven to be quite a challenge this year.

BSB Race Two was ended prematurely for Andrew Irwin, who crashed out at the Melbourne Loop for the first time. Glenn Irwin was having a tough final part of his race and he was dropping back down the order and eventually crossed the line in seventh place. In the final race, the tenth lap was when Glenn Irwin had grabbed the lead with Mackenzie in second and Brookes in third, but the McAMS Yamaha rider made his move at the Fogarty Esses and was able to hold off his Honda Racing rival.

In the BSB 2020 Superstock race, Tom Neave managed a 3rd place in the first race but improved on that by winning Race 2, closing the gap in the Championship standings. The new Fireblade is a limited edition Honda motorbike that will only be available to a lucky few. And limited means limited. There’s only one color scheme in which you can get the Fireblade 2020: black, red and white – red being at the forefront.

Glenn had this to say after the race: ““If you summarise this weekend from a points view it was really disappointing because we have come away 18 points behind after starting the weekend in front, so to gain back some points in the last race was so important. In the final race I knew immediately from the warm-up lap that the CBR1000RR was working well, so hats off to the team, they deserved this second place position backing up Andy’s win.

Again it’s an all-new Fireblade 2020 engine, and over three races this weekend we have grabbed a first and a second place finish, Tom has also done a mega job again in Superstock. So looking ahead, it’s a big ask at Brands, I would rather be the one with the target on my back because if nothing changes you are the champion, but we won’t give up.

The team never give up and neither will I.” If you liked our “Building the Honda Racing Fireblade 2020” video, give us a ‘like’ and subscribe to the Honda UK channel for more videos with Honda motorcycles 2020.

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