The humid, extremely warm weather didn’t affect at all the standard in a Faugheen Supersport encounter, which one could only describe as cosmic!
Aboard the Global Robots/PHR Performance Triumph, Brian McCormack continued the form that took him to Open race honours by quickly opening up a nigh-on one second lead, at the conclusion of lap one.
McCormack continued to lead across laps two and three but was rapidly been reeled in by BE/RK Racing’s Michael Browne.
As lap four dawned, the gap between McCormack and Browne stood at just 0.027 of a second.
Hitting the sweet spot form wise, Browne took P1 on lap four which he hung onto post lap five’s conclusion, leading new second place holder Michael Sweeney by just under 0.2 of a second.
McCormack now third would ultimately drop towards the race’s conclusion back to fourth, behind fellow local favourite Graham Kennedy.
Out front though, nothing could separate runaway 125/Moto 3 race winner Browne and Sweeney in the battle for victory.
Keeping his cool, top 10 TT finisher Browne would just hold onto first at the chequered flag, emerging post the sixth, final lap’s finalisation, 0.089 ahead of Skerries Sweeney.
Stephen Tobin placed a very creditable fifth behind the aforementioned McCormack and Kennedy whilst Liam Chawke got the better of brother James for sixth.
Additional finishers were two more racers who epitomise the terms ‘grass roots racing’, ‘Unsung heroes’, Paul Fallon and Noel Carroll.
Photo credit: Derek Wilson
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou