The dates for the 57th Tandragee 100 have been announced. The 2017 running of the popular meeting, is scheduled to take place on the 21st to the 22nd of April.
2016 competition at Tandragee has seen Dan Kneen and the Mar Train Racing YZF R1M Yamaha to the fore, winning the open race before encoring a time penalty, then going onto to win the blue riband grand final.
Photo by Rod Neill
Alongside the Manxman additional stand out competitors at Tandragee this year have included Derek Sheils, William Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar, Derek McGee and the late but great Malachi Mitchell Thomas.
Top teams in the 2010’s thus far to have competed at one of pure road racing’s most challenging circuit’s include Cookstown BE Racing, Tyco BMW, CD Racing, MSS Colchester Kawasaki, Noel Williamson Racing, MD Racing, Mcadoo Racing, KMR Kawasaki and Wilson Craig Racing.
Looking towards next year, expect a world class entry list in particular in the Supersport, Open Superbike and Grand Final encounters.
The 57th Tandragee 100, looks set to be the second round of the 2017 Irish road race championship’s. It’s a meeting that always guarantees close fought action and showcases the masterful roads craft of many of pure road racing’s leading riders.
Words by Stevie Rial