THE MCRRCI & KILLINCHY CLUBS will be promoing the next two rounds of the Irish Superbike Championship on the Wednesday 13th July at Co Down’s Kirkistown Race Circuit writes Mark Sanlon.
The Irish Championship classes 125gp,250gp,400ss, Supertwin 650, Supersport, Superbikes and non championship Forgotten Era, which will cater for 250, 350, 500 Grand Prix machines from the 80s. Practice from 9am and racing from 12.30, 2 races per class.
125gp class has the all the young guns with Korie McGreevy back from injury, Jason Lynn, Bruce Moulds, Luke Johnston, Ross Patterson and Conor Parkhill will make it close racing.
Supersport 400 class Stephen McAdoo should be the favourite, after Junes event where he took a double wins and Belfasts Johnny McCay won’t make it easy for him this time out.
250gp machines will again run along with the Supertwin 650s, Marty Lennon, Andrew Irwin, Malcom McKinney, Michael Sweeney and Lee Hill are the main contenders in this class but racing is so close we could be in for a surprise winner.
The Supersport Class is usually one of the closest race classes but with the rare appearance of Ulster’s ex Moto GP star Jeremy McWilliams on the Mar Train Yamaha, Ali Kirk, Gary Jeffers, Chris Thompson, Carl Cassells, Christian Elkin will have to give a little extra to beat the gp star and throw in half a dozen other guys more than capable of winning.
The Irish Superbike Class has all the main players entered with championship leader Kirk Jamison, Matt Percy, David Haire, Denver Robb, Mark Johnston, Mark Glasgow and Stephen Thompson some of the possible winners to choose from.
The Forgotten Era has an entry of 14 machines with Mark Kelly, Barry Davidson, Robbie Richardson and a guy called Leslie McMaster entered on 250/350 machines and Willie Muholland given the RG500 a blast. Surely not to missed and hopefully signs of these and more machines returning for a 3 round Championship in 2012.The Bank Holiday mid week event will surely be exciting for all and is one not to miss by young and old come along and make a day of it bring a picnic or use the onsite catering facilities.
(Supported by Ards Borough Council and Ards Tourism.)