Triple Irish Road Race Superbike Champion Derek Sheils, goes into this weekend’s Armoy Road Races in exemplary form having sealed series of 1000cc triumphs at the latest Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship round.
Post a non finish within the opening 12 lap Superbike race, the following big bike encounters saw the modern era Irish roads star turn on the style on route to successive victories.
Nearest challenger to Sheils was fellow countryman, current Duke Road Race Rankings Champion Michael Sweeney, who’s sheer consistency has elevated him into Dunlop Masters Championship lead.
Another heading into Armoy like triple Mondello Park Super Twins winner Sweeney in great fettle, is BE Racing In Conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing’s Michael Browne.
Runner-up from all three feature Supersport races, Post TT winner Browne, the fastest Oliver’s Mount Scarborough newcomer during the Bob Smith Spring Cup, will no question be one to watch at the ‘Race of Legends’, extremely capable of claiming a famous scalp or two.
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Photo credit: Tommy Vennard
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou