It might seem a surprise to some, as to why there is a distinct focus on the Super Twins class at Armoy, the reasons below will answer the question.
Each 650 Twins race, each year at Armoy never ceases to produce close, exciting, entertaining, compelling competition.
Expect more of the same this weekend with a host of proven class specialists set to battle it out for victory spoils.
Widely tipped racers for honours include McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean/Darryl Tweed and current Duke Road Race Rankings Champion, the in form Michael Sweeney.
All three have the pace, talent, experience, undoubted race craft to taste Super Twins success whilst others entered on Kawasaki machinery in contention for rostrum finishes, top five finishes include:
Cowton Racing’s Dominic Herbertson, Heattech Racing’s Thomas Maxwell, returning Welsh visitor Matt Rees and the ‘Racing Barber’ Vinny Brennan.
Reigning Lightweight TT Champions Paton, are certain to push the aforementioned Kawasaki runners, with their challenge led by Team ILR with Mark Coverdale Team Manager Ian Lougher, protégé Joe Loughlin.
Both equally capable of registering top three finishes, lots of attention in particular will be placed upon Castleblaney’s Loughlin, who starred at the Ulster Grand Prix in 2019.
Yamaha also has representation courtesy of Manx GP podium finisher Barry Furber, who pilots the much touted MT-07 steed.
Armoy newcomers worth keeping an eye on include Mike Mace, Paul Magnay, Rad Hughes and the Isle of Wight’s Ryan Whitehall.
Overall a first rate Super Twins entry which alongside featuring countless world class road racers, also features an array of different sounding, hugely lauded racing steeds.
Photo by Tommy Vennard
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou