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56th Tandragee 100 Attracts Top Draw Entry List

The 56th Tandragee 100 has attracted a top draw entry list, with approximately 350 entries received for the popular meeting which carries title sponsorship from Around A Pound.

Stand out entrants include Dan Kneen who opens his 2016 roads account with Mar Train Racing, William Dunlop on the Ivan Curran/CD Racing Yamaha’s, Noel Williamson Racing’s Derek McGee, Seamus Elliott and seven times Duke Road Race Rankings champion Ryan Farquhar.

Photo by Stephen Davison

Following a superb Mid Antrim 150, Cookstown BE Racing duo of Derek Sheils and Malachi Mitchell Thomas, go into Tandragee confident of sealing host of results of the highest quality.

Further confirmed entrants include Davy Morgan, Wayne Kirwan, 2009 TT zero winner Rob Barber, two time junior Manx Grand Prix winner Michael Sweeney, Michal Dokoupil, rising stars Rhys Hardisty and Connor Behan, plus winner of the Victor Gilmore memorial trophy at Mid Antrim, Colin Stephenson.

Newcomers to look out for include Callum Laidlaw, Matthew Rees, Sam Johnson, TT 2016 newcomer Forest Dunn, Steven Procter, Darryl Tweed, Rob Livesey and Jamie Williams.

Patrick Walker of Works Racing, on the Tandragee 100:

“The circuit’s in deepest, greenest rural Northern Ireland, with a paddock that’s more gently waving grass and blizzards of blossom than tarmac and caravans.

When you ride the circuit, what strikes you is how beautifully it all flows together, each corner feeding into the next one.

The circuit really does have everything: tight corners; a long main straight; and fast corners you take in fourth or fifth gear with the throttle wide open, and what you can’t see from a track map is the way the circuit rises and falls the whole time.”

It’s just 16 days till the 2016 Tandragee 100, which is set to see world class pure road racing action, across the nine race schedule.

Words by Stevie Rial

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