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Kells: Consistent, Dependable Sheils Takes Open Race Crown

Producing an accomplished all round performance, BE Racing In Conjunction With Richardson Kelly Racing’s Derek Sheils secured in style the open race crown at Kells.

Victorious after seven high speed laps of the fast, flowing, technical Kells course by just over 6.36 seconds, GSX-R 1000 Suzuki mounted Sheils proved again why he is regarded amongst Irish Road Racing’s leading 1000cc machinery exponents.

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Fellow countryman Michael Sweeney piloting the Martin Jones Racing BMW, provided a consistent tenacious challenge to pace setter Sheils, on route to finishing in second place.

Reigning Newcomers A Manx GP winner Thomas Maxwell concluded the rostrum finishers, following an excellent display on his own teams trusty ZX10 Kawasaki steed.

Paul Jordan headed the Supersport 600 challenge in fourth place, whilst Cornwall’s Forest Dunn enjoyed one of his strongest ever national roads performances, finishing a brilliant fifth.

Finalising the top ten finishers were Darryl Tweed, Alan Connor, Michal ‘Indi’ Dokoupil, Skerries Andy Farrell and Team DHR’s Gareth Keys.

Kells: Open class race result is as follows:

1 Derek Sheils
2 Michael Sweeney
3 Thomas Maxwell
4 Paul Jordan
5 Forest Dunn
6 Darryl Tweed
7 Alan Connor
8 Michal Dokoupil
9 Andy Farrell
10 Gareth Keys
11 Kevin Fitzpatrick
12 Paul Gartland
13 Ryan Maher
14 Noel Carroll
15 Stephen Tobin

Words by Stevie Rial

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