27 Sept 2022

Irwin brothers compete in front of 50,000 at Cadwell

Rhys and Caolán Irwin were racing in Round 7 of the British Superbikes Premier Class at Cadwell Park at the weekend.

Irwin brothers compete in front of 50,000 at Cadwell

Rhys Irwin at Cadwell Park.

The Irwin brothers, Rhys and Caolán, were at Cadwell Park for Round 7 of the British Superbikes Premier Class at the weekend.

Cadwell didn’t disappoint with 50,000 spectators enjoying a spectacular Bank Holiday weekend event.

Rhys Irwin, on his Factory Astro Triumph, took a leap forward qualifying in third Place in his class.

In race one, Rhys had a cracking start, rising up into second place early in the event and holding his position until disaster struck forcing him to retire with a mechanical fault.

Rhys got a great start in the second race, battling with the front runners and finishing an incredible sixth place overall.

“I love this track,” said Rhys. “It is really a technical track with the mountain jump and takes concentration and a strong nerve. We have had a hard start to the season developing the Triumph but we are making good progress and getting good results.”

Caolán, on his R&R Yamaha, again enjoyed a solid weekend finishing from 22 on the grid in 14th and 10th in the two races.

“I am racing with a great team who put their heart and soul into giving me the best bike they can every weekend,” Caolán said.

“This weekend was definitely damage limitation for the Championship.

“Our main race engine is getting refreshed so we were running our back up race engine which unfortunately gave bother in qualifying, forcing us to use a standard stock engine which is far from ideal well down in power.

“I just kept the head down and plugged away and really outdid any expectations I had for points and I am really happy with my results.”

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