Road Racing News

Enniskillen Road Races Preview

66 years since last hosting real roads action, high level closed roads competition will return this weekend to Enniskillen.

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 high profile confirmed entrants to date include Mullingar’s Derek McGee. Fresh from a truly momentous TT 2018 tenure which saw him join the TT podium finishers circle in the Bennetts Lightweight race, the amiable racer is enjoying another highly successful roads season.

Outside of his TT 2018 exploits, added highlights this season have included Super Twins, Supersport success at the Around A Pound Tandragee 100, plus a very creditable tenth place finish in the opening Superstock encounter of the Vauxhall International North West 200.

Like his fellow competitors, a newcomer to the just over 3 miles long Enniskillen course, there’s no doubt that if he gels quickly with the fast flowing, technical course he has the proven capabilities to wrap up a string of race wins.

Photo by Tommy Vennard

The same notion applies to highly rated, next generation roads competitor Adam McLean. Super Twins victor at Cookstown, the former Irish road race 125/Moto 3 champion recently concluded his second TT Races campaign in style, with victory in a thrilling Supersport encounter at the Post TT Races.

In a happy place with McAdoo Racing, it wouldn’t at all be a surprise if this weekend sees him scoop multiple victories.

Others confirmed to sample the first Enniskillen roads event in 66 years, include local favourite Melissa Kennedy, experienced TT pilot Eric Wilson and Oliver’s Mount stalwart Stephen Degnan.

Photo by Philip Mccammon

In total 11 races across eight different classes are scheduled to take place on Saturday at Enniskillen, including the feature Richard Britton Memorial race.

All that’s left to say is Road Racing News wishes the event organisers, teams and racers competing a safe and very successful first roads venture at the reincarnated Enniskillen event, which has the potential to become in years to come one of the most prestigious Irish national events on the calendar.

Words by Stevie Rial

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