Road Racing News KDM Hire Cookstown 100 preview series about the first Irish roads event of the 2020’s, focuses today upon the always entertaining Super Twin, Lightweight 250/400 classes.
Amongst the firm favourites for Super Twins honours next week will include the reigning Duke Road Race Rankings Champion, Skerries Michael Sweeney.
Formidable on 650cc machinery, Sweeney’s latest Twins class ventures see him pilot a KBS supported ER6 Kawasaki.
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Others electing to compete on Kawasaki’s fabled ER6 model include twice Lightweight Manx GP winner Darryl Tweed, Neil Kernohan and current Irish Road Race Senior Support, Junior Support Champion’s Tommy Henry and Vinny Brennan.
Added ones to watch include the in form Adam McLean, Paul Gartland, high profile Orritor Circuit debutant Carl Phillips and the SV650 Suzuki mounted duo of Stephen McKnight and Patch Racing’s Davy Graham.
Overall class entry numbers stand at almost 30 with a great mix of rising roads exponents, seasoned Cookstown competitors, ambitious newcomers set to take in 650 Twins competition.
Looking towards the Lightweight class which incorporates 250, 400, Classic Era steeds, standout entrants include Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed.
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As shown at the Ulster Grand Prix, Manx Grand Prix and the majority of national events, Tweed is without question one of the best 400 machinery pilots and will be a major contender next week for overall Lightweight honours.
The likes of likely 250 front runners Neil Kernohan, Davy Morgan & Barry Davidson, David Howard, Brian Loughlin are additional contenders for first rate results.
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Further depth to the Lightweight field is provided by racers such as Alan Johnston, NG Road Racing front runner Shaun Wynne, Germany’s Chris Meyer and yesteryear racing great Robert McCrum.
Whilst the three Classic Era competitors Anthony McColgan, Richard Ford, Jimmy O’Brian pilot respectively an exotic range of 888 Ducati, Norton, Westlake machines.
Words by Stevie Rial