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Derek Sheils Seals Pole Position For Open Race At Cookstown 100

Derek Sheils is on pole position for open race at the 2015 Cookstown 100 having finished overall quickest following open group a and group b qualifying sessions.

The bikebitsNI racing rider is carrying on his impressive form as seen at the 2014 Cookstown 100 which saw him victorious in supersport invitational and open races.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Michael Dunlop showcased the potential of Milwaukee R1M Yamaha by finishing second quickest. Ominously the 11 times TT winner already looks at home on the new R1M Yamaha around Cookstown.

Reigning Irish road race supersport champion Derek Mcgee finished third quickest as he showed good form on Wilson Craig Racing’s CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

Two time junior Manx Grand Prix secured fourth place on the grid for open race tomorrow as he impressed on Martin Jones Racing backed ZX10 Kawasaki.

Fifth quickest was Guy Martin who is re adapting to Cookstown having not competed at the popular road race for two years.

Completing top six in qualifying was Jamie Hamilton who is confident of pushing for standout result in open race on Burrows Engineering Racing GSX-R 1000 Suzuki.

ZX10R Kawasaki mounted Alan Bonner finished an excellent seventh quickest whilst Dean Harrison on Mar Train Racing’s R1M Yamaha finished eighth fastest.

Finalising top ten qualifying are Stephen Thompson on Penz 13.com S1000RR BMW and fellow BMW mounted rider Tyco BMW’s William Dunlop.

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