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Enniskillen: Fitzpatrick Tops Frantic Open/Feature Race Qualifying Session, Maxwell, Dunn Show Strong Form

Making it a hat trick of qualifying victories today at the Enniskillen Road Races, ZX6R Kawasaki mounted Kevin Fitzpatrick with a last gasp surge of pace, secured pole position for tomorrow’s 600/1000cc machinery combined races.

Bert Racing’s Fitzpatrick fifth and final lap of premier class timed practice, saw him lap at 1 minute 50.126 seconds, to finish just 0.284 clear of 2018 Newcomers A Manx GP winner, Thomas Maxwell (1.50.410).

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Cornwall’s Forest Dunn (1.50.592) in contention throughout for pole position finished third quickest, only 0.192 behind Maxwell, with overall under half a second covering the top three in qualifying.

Ryan Maher (1.51.919) finished an excellent fourth quickest, whilst Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed (1.52.298) also looked in solid, accomplished form on route to finishing fifth fastest.

Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney (1.52.517) placed sixth quickest, Davies Motorsport’s Dominic Herbertson (1.53.088) took seventh on the times sheet as Paul Gartland (1.54.503), Alan Connor (1.54.566) and Red Line Road Racing’s David Murphy (1.56.605) concluded the ten fastest qualifiers.

The overall qualifying result, showcasing the 15 racers to register competitive lap times this afternoon, is as follows:

1 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.50.126
2 Thomas Maxwell 1.50.410
3 Forest Dunn 1.50.592
4 Ryan Maher 1.51.919
5 Darryl Tweed 1.52.298
6 Michael Sweeney 1.52.517
7 Dominic Herbertson 1.53.088
8 Paul Gartland 1.54.503
9 Alan Connor 1.54.566
10 David Murphy 1.56.605
11 Alan Johnston 1.56.639
12 Paul Cranston 1.57.394
13 Donald MacFadyen 1.59.569
14 Stephen Degnan 2.01.862
15 Dennis Booth 2.05.635

Words by Stevie Rial