Ice Cool Irwin Confident Ahead Of Oulton Park Challenge - PLUS New Merch NOW AVAILABLE!

Ice Cool Irwin Confident Ahead Of Oulton Park Challenge - PLUS New Merch NOW AVAILABLE!

Zerofit athlete Glenn Irwin is ready to ignite his Bennetts BSB season this weekend at Oulton Park, and fans can now get their hands on brand new merchandise both online at and at the race venue from Saturday morning.

In addition to the dual branded Zerofit Glenn Irwin (ZFGI) Heatrub Ultimate BaselayerHeatrub Move BaselayerPerformance Move HoodiePodium Cap and Snapback Pole Hat, supporters of the Northern Irishman will now be able to purchase the new ZFGI North West Polo (Available in three colours) and other items including two GI Bobble HatsWarm RobeBackpack and Flag.


‘I’m feeling confident about the weekend and intrigued to see how the BSB picture starts to paint itself - these rounds are the ones where we'll know who’s strong. If they're strong here, they will be so everywhere. We’ll know a lot more after this weekend,’ said the 34-year-old, who will once again be racing in the Zerofit Ice Weave Baselayer.

Offering elite riders and everyday bikers maximum moisture wicking properties, the Ice Weave (£55) is the perfect baselayer for when you’re building up a sweat, keeping you cool, dry and comfortable in temperatures up to 40° Celsius.

The BSB season kicked off at Circuito de Navarra in Spain two weeks ago, and Glenn reflected on the weekend where he finished fourth in Race One and eighth in Race Two.

‘Before we arrived, everyone knew it would be super strong for the Yamahas, but we’d done a lot of good work in the testing, we got through a lot of things to try and I kind of thought we could upset the apple cart a bit. 

‘Race One was OK, Race Two probably wasn’t good enough, we probably went the wrong way with the suspension set up, but I also made mistakes on the first lap. It was one of those races you have once in a blue moon, and I had it! But solid points, it was what it was, and now we go to a happy hunting ground.’

The PBM Ducati man has enjoyed significant success at Oulton Park, most notably last year when in six races, he recorded six podiums with three victories, two second place finishes and a third.
‘The two-day test (at Oulton) gives us a further chance to understand the bike before the weekend, and we will also re-evaluate after our experiences in Spain because Navarra was quite a different track, so it’s important to potentially re-visit some items. 

‘At Navarra, there were quite a lot of corners that were pretty continuous, you’re on the edge of the tyre for a lot longer, whereas UK tracks are traditionally with right-angle corners, so you’re in, off the brake, accelerate out. 

‘Probably my strength and that of the Ducati’s is on the UK type tracks, whereas the Yamaha has so much edge grip, it completely comes into its own, against any bike in terms of that. Over a lap, you can fight with them, but once you get a tyre degradation, we don’t have the mechanical grip that they have in that area. So, when their tyre is old, and my tyre is just as old, they have more grip. It is what it is. You can fight, but for 18-20 laps, it will start to take its’ toll.

‘Oulton Park is a traditional track where everyone has been competitive at it, Yamaha have won here, Ducati have won here, I was very strong on the Honda here in 2022, Kawasaki and BMW go well here, so you’re going to a track that becomes an even playing field,’ Glenn concluded.

Catch Glenn and fellow Zerofit athletes Sam Laffins and Peter Willis in action this weekend, live on DMAX and Eurosport2. GO WELL BOYS!