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Faugheen 50: Qualifying Round Up

Overcast but dry conditions greeted competitors for today’s qualifying sessions at Faugheen, which saw Derek McGee continue his stellar run of form by banking a quadruple of pole positions.

Alongside banking Superbike pole, Bennetts Lightweight TT runner up McGee also proved the dominant force in 125/Moto 3, Supersport and Super Twins timed practice.

Photo by Baylon McCaughey

Quickest in the three qualifying sessions by over two and a half seconds, leading challengers respectively to Joeys Bar Honda, B&W Racing Kawasaki and KMR Kawasaki mounted McGee were Kevin Fitzpatrick (125/Moto 3), Paul Jordan (Supersport) and Faugheen debutant Cookstown BE Racing’s Davey Todd (Super Twins).

M&D Racing’s Darryl Tweed powered to the top of the Lightweight 400 time sheets, whilst fellow improving, next generation Irish roads exponent Michael Browne headed the Senior Support time sheets.

Yesteryear machinery qualifying honours went to the experienced trio of Brian Mateer (Junior 250 Classics), Barry Davidson (Junior 350 Classics), Ed Manly (Senior 500 Classics) and Robert McCrum (Senior 1000 Classics).

Full qualifying results per class, are as follows:

Senior Support:

1 Michael Browne 1.22.104
2 Wayne Sheehan 1.23.819
3 Paul Fallon 1.24.714
4 Liam Chawke 1.24.920
5 John O’Donovan 1.25.456
6 Matt Donaldson 1.27.396
7 Darragh Burke 1.27.474
8 Barry Sheehan 1.27.871
9 Tommy Heaphy 1.28.446
10 Kevin Baker 1.28.448
11 Jordan McFerran 1.28.582
12 John Cahill 1.29.705
13 Martin Currams 1.29.866
14 Stuart McCann 1.30.118
15 Mike Gibson 1.30.220
16 Michael Hoey 1.30.353
17 Alan Fisher 1.38.802

125/Moto 3:

1 Derek McGee 1.25.638
2 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.32.565
3 Nigel Moore 1.32.799
4 Melissa Kennedy 1.35.951
5 Sean Leonard 1.37.982
6 Gary Dunlop 1.38.587

Lightweight 400:

1 Darryl Tweed 1.27.883
2 Stephen Tobin 1.30.659
3 John Ella 1.30.725
4 Brian Loughlin 1.33.141
5 Michael Hoey 1.37.110
6 Gerard Cummins 1.39.136

Junior 250 Classics:

1 Brian Mateer 1.38.996
2 Philip Shaw 1.42.775
3 Richard Ford 1.49.175
4 Alexander McVicker 1.56.850
5 Trevor Stewart 2.11.353

Junior 350 Classics:

1 Barry Davidson 1.34.587
2 Ed Manly 1.35.540
3 Sean Leonard 1.39.759
4 Sam Kinkead 1.41.120
5 Herbie Ronan 1.41.479
6 Ken Parkes 1.42.697
7 Freddie Stewart 1.44.153
8 Michael Brady 1.44.818
9 Gearoid Hoare 1.45.202
10 Tim Stephenson 1.49.240
11 Kevin Callan 1.50.430
12 Paul McMahon 1.50.690
13 William Wilson 2.04.369

Supersport:

1 Derek McGee 1.15.592
2 Paul Jordan 1.18.309
3 Michael Sweeney 1.18.672
4 Davey Todd 1.19.541
5 Brian McCormack 1.20.131
6 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.20.464
7 Thomas Maxwell 1.20.475
8 Michael Browne 1.21.652
9 Forest Dunn 1.21.800
10 Darryl Tweed 1.21.932
11 Damian Horan 1.22.527
12 Wayne Sheehan 1.23.118
13 Noel Carroll 1.25.460
14 David Murphy 1.25.549
15 Tommy Heaphy 1.28.042

Super Twins:

1 Derek McGee 1.18.870
2 Davey Todd 1.22.801
3 Thomas Maxwell 1.23.512
4 Michael Browne 1.24.727
5 Barry Sheehan 1.28.212
6 Damian Horan 1.28.898
7 Brian Loughlin 1.29.257
8 Martin Currams 1.30.029
9 John Ella 1.30.099
10 Ben Mullane 1.30.927
11 Mike Gibson 1.31.051
12 Stephen Tobin 1.31.149
13 Darren O’Rourke 1.31.236
14 Des Butler 1.31.268
15 Brendan Flynn 1.31.640

Senior 1000 Classics:

1 Robert McCrum 1.33.814
2 Richard Ford 1.33.983
3 Philip Shaw 1.41.841
4 Trevor Stewart 2.04.707

Senior 500 Classics:

1 Ed Manly 1.32.507
2 Barry Davidson 1.34.346
3 John Leigh Pemberton 1.38.410
4 Freddie Stewart 1.39.611
5 William Lyle 1.40.510
6 Sean Leonard 1.40.761
7 David Carleton 1.43.528
8 Tim Stephenson 1.50.251
9 Roger Chen 1.52.161

Words by Stevie Rial

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