Rising roads star Adam McLean, wasn’t far off lap record breaking Supersport pace, at the Cock O’The North Road Races, as he made an ultra impressive Scarborough return.
Underlining his status as one of pure road racing’s fastest up and coming stars, race action on Saturday for the MSS/Hotties backed rider, began with second in the opening Junior A encounter, only surpassed by Oliver’s Mount great, Dean Harrison.
This result was backed up by third within the first of the Solo Open A races, in the process leading the Supersport challenge.
Day two of competition at Scarborough, saw Adam make it back to back runner up finishes, in the Junior A races, along the way setting a new personal best lap time of 1 minute 46.686 seconds, making him firmly amongst the fastest 600 competitors in history at the mount.
Action on the MSS tuned ZX-6R Kawasaki concluded with a brace of fourth place finishes, including edging out Jamie Coward for fourth, within the feature Cock O’The North race.
Alongside his 600 exploits, he also impressed on the MJ Palmer/Hanna Racing ER6 Kawasaki, recording one third place finish, plus mixing it with established Super Twin giants Ivan Lintin and James Cowton.
It’s fair to say Adam, caught the eye of many, at the weekend, at Oliver’s Mount.
He proved again, why many regard him as a future, multiple times international road race winner.
Looking towards the rest of the 2017 roads season, he’s set to take in the Southern 100, Armoy Road Races, Ulster Grand Prix, Scarborough Gold Cup and Classic TT Races, which sees him BSA mounted, competing under the Rod Lee Racing banner, in the Senior race.
It’s an event, which provides a great opportunity for more track time on the Mountain Course, for Adam, who excelled on his TT debut.
Stating that when he first started road racing, it was just a bit of fun, he didn’t expect to be so fast, so soon on the roads.
Enhancing his status up the ladder in the real road racing world, meeting on meeting, his progress throughout the rest of the 2017 season, will be monitored closely by many.
Words by Stevie Rial