Irish Road Racing 2022: Stats/Facts

Irish Road Racing 2022: Stats/Facts

* 27 different racers took Irish Road Race Championship round victories.

* Six competitors claimed Supersport 300 class podium finishes.

* Barry Davidson is now only one win shy of the 100 Irish roads wins mark.

* Michael Dunlop and Ryan Farquhar have now combined, 323 Irish road race victories.

* Ballymoney’s Dunlop post a hat-trick of wins at Walderstown, has chalked up to date 112 Irish roads triumphs.

* Davey Todd became at Armoy, just the third different ‘Race of Legends’ Champion.

* First time Irish roads winners this year included WH Racing’s Julian Trummer and Marcus Simpson.

* No Kawasaki mounted riders won this year Superbike, Superstock races.

* Ten racers secured Ulster Road Race Championship titles.

* Top Honda runner in the re-started feature race at Cookstown, was the evergreen Paul Cranston, who claimed the ‘Man of the Meeting’ accolade forty years ago in 1982!

* Richard Vuillermet is now France’s fastest Cookstown exponent.

* Chris Meyer is now Germany’s fastest Cookstown exponent.

* Unofficially during qualifying at Mid Antrim, Michael Browne equalled Derek Sheils existing lap record.

* Peter Hickman now uniquely holds at the same time, the outright TT, Ulster Grand Prix and North West 200 lap records.

* Following his sixth successive NW200 Superbike triumph, Glenn Irwin equalled the amount of North West victories acquired by Honda Racing team mate John McGuinness MBE.

* Sixteen racers across NW200 competition, recorded 120 mph + lap speeds.

* Brian McCormack gave FHO Racing their first Irish national roads success, at Faugheen.

* Since 2019, Michael Sweeney has taken four Irish Road Race Championship titles.

Photo credit: Tommy Vennard

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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