British Superbikes: Irwin fit for opening races despite crashing in practice

Glenn Irwin
Glenn Irwin finished 12th in last year's British Superbike Championship

Glenn Irwin has been passed fit for the opening races in this year's British Superbikes after crashing in Saturday practice session at Donington Park.

The 28-year-old from Northern Ireland crashed in wet conditions and was taken to hospital for a check on back and neck injuries.

Irwin returned to the circuit on Saturday to get the medical all-clear.

Final practice and qualifying takes place on Sunday, with one race later that day and the second on Monday.

Irwin is embarking on his third British Superbikes season, having finished 12th in 2016 and 2017.

He missed two rounds of last year's championship after sustaining arm injuries in a crash in a BSB meeting at Knockhill in Scotland.

Irwin won the main Superbike race at last year's North West and in September achieved his maiden BSB victory at Silverstone.

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