The latest Ulster Superbike Championship round at Bishopcourt saw 24 times North West 200 Alastair Seeley, continue his exemplary form on the IFS Global Logistics R1 Yamaha.
Maintaining his unbeaten run in Ulster Superbike Championship races, the ‘Wee Wizard’ gained yesterday series of Temple 100 Cup race triumphs after holding off tenacious, gritty pursuits from Alistair Kirk, who like Seeley has dabbled on various occasions with pure road racing.
Supersport wise, the opening middleweight class encounter saw Seeley take the honours by just over ten seconds ahead of Drew Patrick/MadBros backed Gary McCoy.
McCoy amongst the fastest Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough newcomers from May’s Spring Cup, went onto claim a famous victory in the second reduced in distance Supersport race, emerging 4.5 seconds ahead of NW200 wins record holder Seeley.
Seasoned roads competitors in action:
Fresh from a hat trick of top three finishes at Armoy, Adam McLean piloting McAdoo Kawasaki’s new ZX-10RR steed claimed successive top five finishes.
Not to be underestimated on 1000cc machinery, it’s going to be interesting to see how the regular 56 plate holder fares next month at Cookstown.
Additional seasoned roads exponents speeding around Bishopcourt included Christian Elkin, Barry Sheehan, the evergreen Paul Cranston, 2018 Newcomers A Manx GP winner Thomas Maxwell and BE Racing In Conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing’s Paul Jordan.
Photo credit: Tommy Vennard
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou