Unfortunately due to adverse conditions created by inclement wet weather, today’s qualifying sessions at the newly formed Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival, where not timed.
Cause of this, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see tomorrow’s grid positions for all races determined via riders respective positions within the Irish road race championships, across all classes.
Photo via East Coast MCC – Twitter page
Despite no timed qualifying action, there’s still been high level competition today at Killalane, with the recent Supersport practice session unofficially topped by Cookstown BE Racing’s Derek Sheils.
125/Moto 3 practice was headed by Paul Robinson by almost three seconds over Joey’s Bar Racing’s Derek McGee.
The Mullingar Missile prior to action getting underway this afternoon, stated via Facebook that he was fit for the final round of the 2017 Irish roads season, having made a quick recovery from injuries sustained in the second Supersport race within the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.
“Hi all, I Will Be Racing This Weekend At The East Coast Road Race, Killalane. Made a really fast recovery so delighted to be able to race. Hope to see a good crowd out today and tomorrow.”
Reminder roads close tomorrow from 10 AM through to 6:30 PM, with the Evolution Camping Open race set to open the 11 race schedule.
Words by Stevie Rial