Backing up his stellar form from yesterday’s qualifying session, Bert Racing’s Kevin Fitzpatrick kept his cool out front in this morning’s Euro Auctions Supersport race, securing in impressive fashion middleweight class spoils.
Never led within the six lap race, Fitzpatrick at the end of lap three held a 1.1 second lead over the chasing pack.
From lap four on wards, the 2015 Irish Road Race Senior Support champion came under sustained pressure from Davies Motorsport’s Dominic Herbertson.
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Despite the pressure from the reigning Junior Classic TT race holder, ZX6R Kawasaki mounted Fitzpatrick remained unfazed and went onto clinch race honours by just over 0.73 of a second, over Herbertson.
Completing the top three finishers, finishing 2.786 behind race victor Fitzpatrick was Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed.
Cornwall’s Forest Dunn finished a very creditable fourth, whilst Ryan Maher, Team DHR’s Gareth Keys also impressed on their way to respective fifth, sixth place finishes.
Remaining race finishers were Alan Johnston, Red Line Road Racing’s David Murphy and Stephen Degnan.
Words by Stevie Rial