North West 200 wins record holder Alastair Seeley ended his immensely successful return to national short circuits competition in prodigious style, at the past weekend’s Bishopscourt based Ulster Superbike Championship season finale.
Already crowned Superbike Champion, the ‘Wee Wizard’ as showcased during previous events just had the edge on the high calibre opposition to make it twelve consecutive USBK race successes.
Lead chasers to Seeley within Saturday’s Superbike encounters were Jason Lynn, Alistair Kirk and triple Irish road race Champion Derek Sheils.
Roadhouse Macau backed Sheils who’s only road race outing of 2021 arose at Armoy, stated via Facebook the following about his latest purpose built circuit racing venture:
“Really enjoyed Bishopscourt yesterday, great to get out on a fast flowing circuit. After a bad wet qualifying I left myself with work to do.
In race one I had the fastest lap under the lap record but found it hard to pass but finished 3rd.
Race two I believe the lap record was broken six times between Seeley and myself but again from my start position I found it difficult to pass.
The Roadhouse Macau BMW was going well but again I took the bronze but I was pleasantly surprised with the lap times and it was a great race with Alistair Kirk and Alastair Seeley.”
Roads regulars Mark Johnson, Stephen McKeown, Brian Mateer enjoyed success in the yesteryear classic races whilst added competitors who are no stranger to real roads action, bagging podiums, victories at Bishopscourt included:
Skerries Michael Sweeney, Supersport runner-up times two Christian Elkin, Kris Duncan and ultra quick Cookstown 100, Armoy debutant, 232 plate holder Jack Oliver winner of the opening Super Twins race and both Superbike Cup contests.
Photo credit: Rod Neill
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou