Road Racing News

Enniskillen Road Races – Preview

Celebrating it’s 2nd anniversary of returning to the pure road racing calendar, high quality competition a plenty is a guarantee this weekend at the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council supported Enniskillen Road Races.

The always ultra hard working Enniskillen and District Motorcycle Club, have secured a diverse wide ranging entry for the UK’s newest roads meeting, which includes multiple Irish roads champions, rising stars and local heroes.

Most recent high profile confirmed entrants to date include fitness permitting Derek McGee. Ruled out of TT 2019 race week, the Kells Road Races following injuries sustained in an incident at Greeba Castle during TT 2019 practice week, the current Duke Road Race Rankings champion is determined to get back to competitive action, as soon as possible.

McGee proved pretty much untouchable at Enniskillen last year, and providing his race fitness is up to scratch, there’s no doubt that more podiums, victories could be going his way on Saturday.

Photo by Rod Neill

Amongst those capable like McGee of claiming multiple victories this weekend, include event newcomer Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney.

Perhaps a touch underrated by some, Skerries Sweeney has a top draw roads CV that boasts two Junior Manx GP victories, Irish Road Race 250 Championship success and seven top 15 TT finishes.

Photo by Rod Neill

Others in the mix for Open class, Supersport, feature race podium finishes this weekend include 2018 Newcomers A Manx GP winner Thomas Maxwell, Kevin Fitzpatrick and Graham Kennedy.

Further depth to the entry is provided by notable debutants like Davy Morgan, Cornwall’s Forest Dunn, Team DHR’s Gareth Keys, James Chawke, Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed, Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams and current Junior Classic TT champion Dominic Herbertson.

Outside of the four stroke classes, ones to watch within the Junior, Senior Support, 125/Moto 3, Lightweight 400 classes include Eoin O’Siochru, Kevin Baker, Darryl Anderson, Gary Dunlop, Melissa Kennedy, Nigel Moore.

Paul Robinson supported Sam Grief, Tommy Henry, Richard Ford, Brian Loughlin, Paul Gartland, Stephen McKeown and classic racing, two stroke great Barry Davidson.

Photo by Road Racing Daily

In total 11 races are scheduled to take place on Saturday at Enniskillen, including two Supersport races and the feature Richard Britton Memorial race.

Photo by Philip McCammon

All that’s left to say is Road Racing News wishes the event organisers, teams and racers competing a safe and very successful venture at the newly reincarnated Enniskillen event, which has the potential to establish itself in the near future as one of the most popular, prestigious Irish national road races.

Words by Stevie Rial