Following on from his great feats last weekend at Tandragee, Cookstown debutant Joseph Loughlin topped the time sheets in the Senior Support class, alongside only just missing out on pole position within the Junior Support class, which went the way of Andy McAllister.
Shirlaws Motorcycles backed Adam Lyon, third quickest, was without a doubt amongst the most impressive newcomers around the Orritor Circuit, same notion applied to Welshman Barry Evans and seasoned Manx GP competitor Richard Charlton.
Joey’s Bar Racing’s Sam Wilson set the pace within the 125/Moto 3 class in front of Paul Robinson and Adam McLean, whilst Kalex mounted Justin Waring fourth fastest, also showed highly accomplished form.
Richard Ford showed dominant form in Classic 250 qualifying, finishing over two seconds in front of nearest challengers Philip Shaw and Brian Mateer.
Fellow highly touted classic racing exponent Barry Davidson, was the pace setter within the Classic 350 class, second and third quickest, Nigel Moore and Jamie O’Brien cannot be discounted from battling for race victory, tomorrow.
Aboard the IC Racing/Caffrey International YZF R6 Yamaha, William Dunlop lapped at 1 minute 26.748 seconds to head Supersport qualifying.
Behind the reigning Irish road race Supersport champion, was rising star MSS/Hotties backed Adam McLean, just over half a second behind his illustrious counterpart.
Derek McGee secured third sport in qualifying, whilst Guy Martin making a surprise outing on the Wilson Craig Racing CBR 600RR Honda, produced his best performance to date, since returning to the roads scene, by finishing fourth quickest.
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Ballymoney based duo Darryl Tweed and Seamus Elliott, placed first and second in Supersport 400 qualifying, Davy Morgan edged out Logan Racing’s Neil Kernohan for 250 honours and Jamie O’Brien lead the way in the Forgotten Era category.
Words by Stevie Rial