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Derek McGee Gelling Quickly With BMW Motorrad Machinery

Ulster Grand Prix super twins winner Derek McGee is gelling quickly, with BMW Motorrad machinery, illustrated by his performances, at the Tandragee 100.

The open superbike race saw Derek produce a highly accomplished performance on Noel Williamson Racing’s S1000RR BMW, as he finished in fifth place.

Feature race of the meeting, the senior open, would see the reigning Irish road race super twins champion, lead the BMW challenge, finishing an excellent fourth, in front of 2015 Duke Road Race Rankings champion William Dunlop.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Another highlight of competition at the weekend, was fifth place finish in the 125 race, when piloting one of Joey’s Bar Racing’s RS 125 Honda’s.

Reflecting on the 2016 Tandragee 100, Derek said on his Facebook page:

“Well all unpacked from Tandragee, Fair play to the club really well run meeting and great weather!! bit up and down for me.

Unfortunately the 600 engine let go on first lap of practice and have no spare engine so we couldn’t race, not looking good for Cookstown ether!!!.

But was really happy with progress on the BMW considering it was only our first race on it and went 2 seconds a lap quicker than I’ve ever been around Tandragee and thanks very much to Gary Dunlop for the chance to ride his 125.

Great little bike and a savage race with him, laughing the whole race!! Thanks very much to my team for a great job be lost without you!! and all my sponsors NW racing, Noel Doyne, Faulkner Sheds, Xtreme Engineering, BMW Motorrad , Motodirect RST, Dunlop, SD Designs, Eagle Motors and anyone else that’s helped out, roll on Cookstown.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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