Finishing on top from an entertaining, close fought Supersport qualifying session at Enniskillen was Bert Racing’s Kevin Fitzpatrick, who was the only racer to lap under the 1 minute 51 second barrier.
Former Irish Road Race Senior Support champion Fitzpatrick, best lap time of 1 minute 50.336 seconds, gave him an advantage at the helm of the Supersport times sheet of just over 0.7 of a second, over nearest pursuer Darryl Tweed (1.51.047).
Photo by Tommy Vennard
Just over a second behind reigning Ultra Lightweight Manx GP champion Tweed was fellow rapid Enniskillen debutant, Davies Motorsport’s Dominic Herbertson (1.52.076).
Ryan Maher (1.53.025) finished fourth quickest, Michael Sweeney (1.53.685) placed fifth fastest as Thomas Maxwell (1.54.270) finalised the six quickest qualifiers.
Completing the top ten in timed qualifying were Cornwall’s Forest Dunn (1.54.633), Team DHR’s Gareth Keys (1.55.097), Alan Johnston (1.59.077) and David Murphy (1.59.913).
Remaining racers to register lap times were Darlington’s Stephen Degnan (2.04.186) and long term Manx GP exponent Dennis Booth (2.11.449).
Full re cap of the Enniskillen Supersport qualifying times, is as follows:
1 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.50.336
2 Darryl Tweed 1.51.047
3 Dominic Herbertson 1.52.076
4 Ryan Maher 1.53.025
5 Michael Sweeney 1.53.685
6 Thomas Maxwell 1.54.270
7 Forest Dunn 1.54.633
8 Gareth Keys 1.55.097
9 Alan Johnston 1.59.077
10 David Murphy 1.59.913
11 Stephen Degnan 2.04.186
12 Dennis Booth 2.11.449
Words by Stevie Rial