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Glen Richards secures 2011 BSB EVO crown

Glen Richards claims the second-ever British Superbike EVO Championship as his WFR Honda team dominate proceedings.
Glen Richards has won the 2011 British Superbike EVO Championship after maintaining his solid run of results at Silverstone to seal the title with one round to spare.

The Australian has been the master of consistency aboard the WFR Honda, winning just three races but scoring a total of 19 podiums in 23 races.

A return to prominence for Richards, who spent a season in the Superstock category after failing to win a race with HM Plant Honda at Superbike level in 2009, he was thrilled to be a title winner once again.

"A big thanks to the team and my crew, the best in the paddock for the great bike they have given me. I am really happy to seal the title and now can enjoy the final three races with no pressures about the title."

Richards's title comes despite stiff opposition from his team-mates Alex Lowes and Graeme Gowland, but a switch to the championship class for the former and a lengthy period out through injury for the latter curtailed their hopes of lifting the title.

Even so, between the three riders – plus a guest showing for Jake Zemke over four rounds -, WFR Honda have won all but four EVO races this season.

Currently, the form man is Gowland, the former Supersport front runner winning all but one of the last ten races to place him second in the standings, a remarkable feat given he hadn't scored a point until the fourth round.

Barry Burrell holds third in the standings aboard the Buildbase BMW, with Tyco Honda's Patric Muff in fourth and Moto Rapido Ducati's Scott Smart in fifth.



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Glen Richards - WFR Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Glen Richards - WFR Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Glen Richards - WFR Honda [pic credit: Ian Hopgood[
Peter Hickman RAF Reserves Honda - ihphotography.net
Patric Muff Bathams Prize Winning Ales - ihphotography.net
Peter Hickman RAF Reserves Honda - ihphotography.net
Patric Muff Bathams Prize Winning Ales - ihphotography.net
Barry Burrell Team WD40 - ihphotography.net
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Patric Muff Bathams Prize Winning Ales - ihphotography.net
Barry Burrell Team WD40 - ihphotography.net
Barry Burrell Team WD40 - ihphotography.net
Scott Smart Anvil Hire TAG Racing - ihphotography.net
Peter Hickman RAF Reserves Honda - ihphotography.net
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Barry Burrell Team WD40 - ihphotography.net
Patric Muff - Bathams BMW
Jenny Tinmouth - Two Wheel Racing Honda

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Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

September 29, 2011 10:27 AM

I know that pp916 and Why Not fully understand the above, but the Crash article does not explain the situation and to the casual observer reading this thread it would appear to be a nonsense. Next year will be much simpler as all the bikes will comply with one set of rules (a sort of Supersport tuned Evo superbike) - However perhaps they will add the complication back in by running a Privateers cup championship within BSB like they used to before Evo was introduced - so that riders like Muff will have a chance of winning something again!

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

September 29, 2011 10:22 AM

I pity any newbies reading this thread because they will be mighty confused. The Evo class points are not odd and have not been manipulated - that accusation only applies to the top six shootout in BSB. The Evo class is still a normal championship with 25 points for a win and the winner being the rider with the most points over a season. Glen Richards has 403, Gowland 321, Burrell 290 and Muff 246 (sorry I just like saying Muff!). Because the Evo class takes place at the same time as BSB the riders score points in BSB based on their finishing position. When Gowland has won Evo races he has finished higher in BSB races overall than Glen Richards hence in the BSB standings Gowland has 67 and Richards 54.



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