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Derek McGee Delighted With Results At KDM Hire Cookstown 100

Derek McGee was delighted with his results at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100.

The Noel Williamson Racing rider, continued his growing momentum on the teams S1000RR BMW, as he secured an excellent second place finish in the open superbike race.

Whilst the blue riband race of the meet, the grand final, saw him finish in fourth place, again leading the BMW Motorrad challenge.

Supersport action, around the Orritor circuit, would see Derek showcase his proven pace, in the hugely competitive class.

The supersport invitational race provided a YZF R6 Yamaha 1-2-3 as the 2014 Irish road race supersport champion, finished in third place.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Feature supersport encounter, would prove one of the races of the meeting, Derek would go onto finish a great second.

With three top three finishes in total, the 2016 KDM Hire Cookstown 100, was a highly successful one for Derek and Noel Williamson Racing.

Reflecting on the two day meeting, Derek said:

“Fair play to Frances and Cookstown team really well run meeting. I can’t thank Noel Brennan enough for the loan of an engine for my R6 and to get a second and third on it was brilliant.

The first Open went well and I finished second behind Derek Sheils and felt comfortable.

In the Grand Final I went with wrong rear tyre and had no grip and I really struggled, but still came away with 4th.

Fair play to Gary Dunlop, he gave me a great bike again and we got fourth, I really enjoy riding 125 and starting to get a feel for it.

I can’t thank my team enough Roddy, Jude, Jason and Michael and my sponsors NW Racing, Noel Doyne, CITP, Motodirect, RST, Arai, Procraft, Sonic Tools, Faulkner Sheds, Xtreme Engineering, Dunlop, Eagle Motors, next stop the TT.”

Noel Williamson added:

“I am delighted how Derek is getting used to the BMW and we are really looking forward to the TT.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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