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FonaCAB Ulster Grand Prix: Elkin Edges Loughlin For Maxwell Freight Services Twins Victory

The Maxwell Freight Services Super Twins race provided race fans around the fabled, illustrious Dundrod course, with captivating, thrilling, enthralling, scintillating race action.

In contrast to Thursday evening’s Twins encounter, the battle out front primarily was between two racers Christian Elkin and Team ILR Paton mounted Joe Loughlin.

There was nothing in it throughout between the leading duo, who traded back and forth the race lead.

Ultimately at the end of unquestionably one of the best races of this year’s Ulster GP, it was Dundrod specialist Elkin who just edged out International roads returnee Loughlin for race honours, by just 0.078 of a second!

Although for a second time, a close Super Twins class runner-up, it shouldn’t be underestimated the achievements of former Irish Road Race Senior Support Champion Loughlin, who’s widely tipped to become in the future a multiple times International Road Race victor.

Rounding out the podium finishers behind Elkin, Loughlin was Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston, who finished just over 0.4 ahead of KTS Racing’s Jamie Coward.

Thursday’s twins class winner Paul Jordan placed fifth, whilst sixth place went to Ian Lougher, who announced today at Dundrod, that he is calling time on competitive action at the TT Races and Ulster Grand Prix.

Irish Road Race Super Twins Champion Michael Sweeney, Jonathan Perry respectively finished seventh and eighth, whilst positions 9th-10th were acquired by KMR Kawasaki supported Ryan Gibson and lead newcomer, 2018 Junior Manx GP winner James Chawke.

Words by Stevie Rial

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