Mullingar’s Derek McGee is on course for a hat trick of 2017 Irish road race championship titles, having wrapped up the Super Twin and Supersport crowns, last weekend at Armoy.
It’s been a stellar season within the national scene, for the former Ulster GP winner, securing an abundance of race wins, plus mixing it and beating many a fellow world class roads exponent.
Photo by Jim Gibson
Looking back on Armoy, new to the Site Sealants B&W Racing fold, Derek’s first outing aboard the teams Kawasaki’s, couldn’t have gone better, securing Supersport and Super Twin victories, plus in total four podium finishes.
These results would yield him the PMA Contracts Man of the meeting award; speaking about a quite momentous Armoy meeting, Derek stated via his Facebook Racing page:
“Well Armoy was a great meeting for us, fair play to club for running a great meeting in difficult conditions.
Came away with 2 wins, two 2nd’s, 4th and man of the meeting, can’t thank the B&W team, Barbara, Dee and Alwyn enough for letting me ride their ZX6, couldn’t of went much better with pole, a win and a 2nd having never ridden the bike before.
Really happy to wrap up the 600 and Super Twin championship, big thanks to Gary Dunlop for the 125 again unfortunately I did not finish due to a small issue.
Wanna say a massive thanks to my own team for their hard work over the weekend with the changing conditions.
Also big thanks to my sponsors NJ Doyne citp, B&W Team, Eirtrans, RST Moto direct, Extreme Engineering, Signature Orthopedics, EBS modular ltd, SD Designs.
J.Foster, Eagle Motors, Dungannon Plant Hire, MSS Kawasaki, Metzeler, Martin Doyle, Richard Logan, Faulkner Sheds, Clarkes Bar, McGee Supporters Club and anyone who bought merchandise, without them I wouldn’t be able to race and finally my family and supporters, next stop Ulster GP cant wait!”
Words by Stevie Rial