Derek Sheils has carried on his hugely impressive form from 2013 into the 2014 road racing season which has seen the highly rated road racer clinch many a standout result.
This years Cookstown 100 would prove to be one of the standout meetings of the season for Derek. Supersport invitational race saw race victory recorded following a great all round performance on CD racing R6 Yamaha.
Photo by Rod Neill
Open race was next on the horizon and 2013 Irish road race superbike champion Derek proved his undoubted quality once again with race win after a good battle with Derek Mcgee and William Dunlop.
4th position was secured in grand final to round off his days racing in consistent fashion. The Vauxhall international North West 200 would see him achieve succession of highly creditable results around the triangle.
Which included 14th and 12th place finishes in superstock races as the CD racing ZX10 Kawasaki never missed a beat.
The 2009 newcomers a Manx Grand Prix runner up always enjoys competing at Skerries road races where in 2013 he finished runner up in open and grand final races behind Michael Dunlop.
This years event saw Derek achieve excellent second place finish in open race finishing under 1.5 seconds behind race winner Jamie Hamilton. Grand final would see fourth position achieved following a solid and consistent performance throughout.
Armoy road races have rapidly gained in popularity in recent years and for Derek it’s a road race circuit were in 2013 he recorded third place finishes in open and grand final races.
The 2014 Armoy road races saw fantastic racing throughout and Derek competing on CD racing ZX10 Kawasaki produced a meticulous performance in grand final finishing in sixth place.
Dundrod 150 superbike race saw highly respectable 11th position acquired whilst the feature superbike race at this years Ulster Grand Prix provided Derek with top 15 placing.
He ended the season in style at Killalane road races with 4th place finish in grand final and then third position on CD racing R6 Yamaha in highly competitive supersport race.
Following the Killalane road races Derek had secured third position overall in 2014 Irish road race superbike championship, overall the highly accomplished road racer was pleased with his season.