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Around A Pound Tandragee 100: Stats/Facts Round Up

Round up of many an interesting stat, fact from last weekends Around A Pound Tandragee 100, which includes Guy Martin securing a first national roads victory, in almost four years.

TV star, multi times world record holder Martin prior to Senior 1000 Classics success at Tandragee, last previous national roads win arose at Armoy in 2015, at the time claiming Open race honours.

Yamaha’s challenge in the Open, Senior Open races, was lead by ‘Tommy Club’ member Steven Procter, whilst lead Honda mounted racer in last Saturday’s Supersport encounter at Tandragee, was tenth place finisher, Manchester’s Mike Norbury.

Suzuki’s leading challenger in the closely Supersport race, was Redline Road Racing’s David Murphy, who claimed a respectable 17th place finish.

Photo by Tommy Vennard

Open, Senior Open race winners, Derek Sheils and Derek McGee, have already claimed between them this season nine race victories and overall 13 podium finishes.

The fastest lap speed of the 59th Tandragee 100, was set during the Open race by McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean, who clocked a time 2 minutes 58.886 seconds, equating in mph terms, to an average speed of 107.541 mph.

Former Irish Road Race Champion McLean, who was involved in a major incident during the Super Twins race, sustaining multiple injuries, has been ruled out of the North West 200 and TT Races.

Road Racing News wishes the rising star, leading next generation roads competitor a very, very speedy recovery.

Returning to reflecting on lap speeds set on Saturday, the blue riband Senior Open encounter saw 15 of the first 16 race finishers, lap at over the 100 mph lap mark, including Tandragee newcomer, BE Racing In Conjunction With Richardson Kelly Racing’s Tom Weeden.

In total 12 different riders tasted success at this years KDM Hire Cookstown 100, including first time event winners Kevin Baker, Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams and Andy McAllister.

Words by Stevie Rial