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FonaCAB Ulster Grand Prix: Jordan Tops Captivating Super Twins Qualifying Session

Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Paul Jordan emerged quickest in a truly captivating Super Twins qualifying session, which took place prior to a large bout of thunder, rain, heavy rain immersing itself upon Dundrod.

Consistently at the sharp end of timing leader board, Kells Supersport victor Jordan found a last gasp burst of pace to take pole position.

Lapping at 3 minutes 56.100 seconds, Jordan finished 0.651 clear of lead chaser on the road and on the time screens, Team ILR Paton mounted Joe Loughlin (3.56.751).

Third fastest KTS Racing’s Jamie Coward (3.57.173) had looked on course to snatch pole position, before Jordan, Loughlin’s exploits.

Early pace setter Lee Johnston (3.58.336), who looked very happy with the performance of the KMR Kawasaki built Ashcourt Racing supported ER6 Kawasaki, finished fourth quickest, just a shade under 1.2 seconds behind TT Privateers Champion Coward.

Dundrod specialist Christian Elkin (3.58.840) closely matched the pace shown by eight times International Road Race winner Johnston, on route to finishing fifth fastest.

Irish Road Race Super Twins Champion Michael Sweeney (4.05.526), Jonathan Perry (4.05.943) respectively finished sixth, seventh quickest as Welsh roads legend Ian Lougher (4.06.119), Optimark Road Racing’s Xavier Denis (4.06.599), lead UGP newcomer James Chawke (4.07.560) rounded out the ten fastest Twin class exponents.

FonaCAB Ulster Grand Prix: Super Twins Qualifying result is as follows:

1 Paul Jordan 3.56.100
2 Joe Loughlin 3.56.751
3 Jamie Coward 3.57.173
4 Lee Johnston 3.58.336
5 Christian Elkin 3.58.840
6 Michael Sweeney 4.05.526
7 Jonathan Perry 4.05.943
8 Ian Lougher 4.06.119
9 Xavier Denis 4.06.599
10 James Chawke 4.07.560
11 James Tadman 4.09.345
12 Marty Lennon 4.09.768
13 Stephen McKnight 4.10.953
14 Neil Kernohan 4.11.812
15 Ryan Gibson 4.11.876
16 Veronika Hankocyova 4.15.615
17 Eoin O’Siochru 4.16.869
18 Paul Gartland 4.26.096
19 Maria Costello MBE 4.29.760
20 Johnny McCay 4.31.423
21 Sandy Berwick 4.34.545
22 Dave Walsh 4.36.279
23 Paul Williams 4.37.074
24 Shaun Wynne 4.37.255
25 Naoki Matsumoto 4.39.331
26 Davy Graham 4.42.473
27 Nigel McAuley 4.44.151
28 John Byrne 8.38.170

Words by Stevie Rial

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