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Around A Pound Tandragee 100: Anderson Reflects On Solid Maiden Roads Outing Aboard NW Racing BMW

Showcasing again his proven capabilities on 1000cc machinery, Banbridge’s Shaun Anderson enjoyed a solid, accomplished first roads stint aboard the Noel Williamson Racing BMW, at the 59th Around A Pound Tandragee 100.

Runner up within the 2010 Newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, the highly rated Anderson who joins the seeded rider ranks at TT 2019, has over the years caught the eye with his pace, consistency, race craft on the fast flowing, technical, unrelenting Tandragee course.

Sixth in qualifying, the six lap Open encounter saw the amiable Anderson battle his way to a top five finish, finishing in front of the likes of Manx GP winners Thomas Maxwell and James Chawke.

Photo by Tommy Vennard

A very creditable seventh within the Super Twins/Super Mono race, the feature, blue riband Senior Open would see him showing more accomplished form on the Noel Williamson Racing BMW, on route to banking another top five finish.

Reflecting on a productive two days of competitive action with Noel Williamson’s proven, top class outfit at Tandragee, Anderson candidly stated via NW Racing’s Facebook page:

“Over the weekend I was really happy how things went. The bike was great and we are finding new ways to unlock more speed out of the bike.

We were not thinking about results so to come away with 2 top fives, it’s smiles all round. We are stating to get in shape for the big International meets. Thanks to the team and club for a great weekend.”

Words by Stevie Rial