A maiden big bike podium finish, plus jostling for race lead in the original start of the Grand Final, provided Paul Jordan with positives a plenty, to take home from the Skerries 100.
The most competitive he has been, to date on the Evolution Camping backed S1000RR BMW, a top six finish in the Open race, was followed by an excellent third within the Open Non Championship.
Photo by Rod Neill
Ultimately a non finisher in the Grand Final, the original start of the feature race, saw him in prime contention for race victory, before red flags arose on lap three, due to a steady amount of rain, embarking upon Skerries.
Looking back on what was overall, a positive weekend of big bike competition, Paul said:
“I have to give a big shout out to team owner Ian Moffit for making all this possible and Lee Bass for coming across from the Isle of Man to help out.
I also can’t thank Dwayne McCracken enough. He’s come in as the team crew chief and the difference he made to the big BMW pretty much immediately was unreal.
We had a couple of small electrical problems that we will have ironed out for Walderstown this weekend, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be on a Superbike podium at Skerries, never mind lead the Grand Final.
I didn’t think the conditions were bad enough for the race to be stopped, but then again I was on treaded Metzeler Superstock tyres, which were more than good enough for the job.
But that’s the way it goes and I’m sure we will get other opportunities to win races on the IMR BMW.”
Already focusing upon Walderstown, a confident Paul stated:
“I can’t wait to get to Walderstown now as I already feel so at home on the big bike thanks to Dwayne’s knowledge of set-up.
The whole IMR set up is superb and a credit to Ian for putting so much effort into making it such a professional operation. That’s why I was delighted to give him an early birthday present with my Open race podium trophy.”
Words by Stevie Rial