Glen Richards

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Glen Richards
Glen Richards - BSB Snetterton 2009.jpg
Glen Richards at the 2009 BSB at Snetterton
Nationality Australian
Born (1973-09-30) 30 September 1973 (age 41)
Adelaide, South Australia
Current team Padgetts Racing
Bike number 75
Website glenrichards.co.uk

Glen Richards is an Australian superbike rider born in Adelaide but now lives in Hinckley, Leicestershire.[1] He has won the British Supersport and Superstock championships, and has been a regular front-runner in the primary British Superbike class. He currently competes in the British National Superstock 1000 Championship for Padgetts Racing aboard a Honda CBR1000RR.

British Superbike Championship[edit]

Richards first came to the public eye when competing in the 1998 British Supersport championship finishing 5th overall. Richards moved up to the British Superbike Championship where he rode with the Hawk Kawasaki team from 2002–2005, finishing in the top 10 in the championship every year, with a best 4th place finish is 2003 despite a lack of a full testing programme.[2] He also contested the World Superbike round at Brands Hatch in 2002, but retired from both races[3] Richards switched to the Hydrex Honda team for the 2006 season, finishing in 10th place in the championship.[4]

British Superstock 1000[edit]

After that Richards dropped down to the Superstock level on an Embassy Phase One Yamaha for 2007, winning the title,[5] leading the standings all season.[6] He then moved up a class back to the Supersport championship for 2008 on a MAP Embassy Triumph. His first win came after a titanic scrap with Hudson Kennaugh at Oulton Park which was decided at the final corner,[7] and he ultimately beat Kennaugh to the title.[8] At the final round his team produced t-shirts stating that "A Triumph can even blow away a Hurricane", referring to Richards' make of bike and Kennaugh's nickname.[9]

Return to British Superbike Championship[edit]

Richards was then signed by the HM Plant Honda team for the 2009 BSB season.[10] His only podium finish was a second place in the opening round, however he was a regular points scorer in the first half of the season. He then suffered a broken left femur after brake failure caused a crash with Suzuki's Iain Lowry during qualifying at Knockhill.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

* Stats correct as of 25 June 2012
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest lap)

British Supersport Championship[edit]

Yr Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Pos Pts Ref
2008 Triumph BHI
ABD
THU
2
OUL
1
BGP
2
DON
2
SNE
2
MAL
5
OUL
1
KNO
3
CAD
2
CRO
1
SIL
4
BHI
1
1st 240 [12]
2010 Honda BHI
DNS
THR
OUL
5
CAD
7
MAL
4
KNO
7
SNE
4
BHGP
7
CAD
6
CRO
9
SIL
5
OUL
4
7th 105 [13]
Year Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
2012 Triumph BHI
Ret
BHI
8
THR
1
THR
3
OUL
4
OUL
1
SNE
2
SNE
3
KNO
1
KNO
2
OUL OUL BHGP BHGP CAD CAD DON DON ASS ASS SIL SIL BHGP BHGP 2nd* 163* [14]

British Superbike Championship[edit]

Year Class Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pos Pts Ref
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R3 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R3
2009 BSB Honda BHI
2
BHI
5
OUL
6
OUL
5
DON
4
DON
5
THR
6
THR
7
SNE
Ret
SNE
8
KNO KNO MAL MAL BHGP BHGP BHGP CAD CAD CRO CRO SIL
13
SIL
Ret
OUL
11
OUL
10
OUL
8
12th 125 [15]
2011 BSB BHI
11
BHI
14
OUL
Ret
OUL
Ret
CRO
9
CRO
16
THR
14
THR
18
KNO
12
KNO
18
SNE
20
SNE
13
OUL
12
OUL
C
BHGP
10
BHGP
14
BHGP
17
CAD
9
CAD
13
CAD
14
DON
13
DON
15
SIL
13
SIL
16
BHGP
16
BHGP
Ret
BHGP
DNS
21st 54 [16]
E1 BHI
11
BHI
14
CRO
9
CRO
16
THR
14
THR
18
KNO
12
KNO
18
SNE
20
SNE
13
OUL
12
BHGP
10
BHGP
14
BHGP
17
CAD
9
CAD
13
CAD
14
DON
13
DON
15
SIL
13
SIL
16
BHGP
16
1st 423
1.^E Denotes riders participating in the Evo class within the British Superbike Championship.

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