Road Racing News

Sheils Leads Race To Become Inaugural Metzeler King Of The Roads Champion

BE Racing In Conjunction with Richardson Kelly Racing’s Derek Sheils, currently leads the race to become the inaugural champion of the high profile new pure road racing series, titled Metzeler King of The Roads.

The series promoted by Greenlight Television and Motorsport.TV, which features ten different roads events, is structured around racer’s results in the feature, blue riband races at the ‘King of The Roads’ affiliated meetings.

Photo by Tommy Vennard

Points scoring wise, the format sees race winners awarded 25 points, second place finishers award 20 points, third place finishers award 16 points.

Fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth place finishers in feature races, are awarded respectively 12, 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2 points, whilst the tenth place finishers receive one point.

Current series standings after the latest rounds at the Southern 100, are as follows:

1 Derek Sheils 77
2 Michael Sweeney 60
T3rd Derek McGee 50
Dean Harrison 50
5 Forest Dunn 36
6 Thomas Maxwell 34
7 Ryan Kneen 30
T8th Darryl Tweed 28
Rob Hodson 28
10 Jamie Coward 26
11 Glenn Irwin 25
12 Paul Jordan 22
T13th James Hillier 20
Michael Dunlop 20
Sam West 20
16 Dominic Herbertson 17
T17th Conor Cummins 16
Adam McLean 16
T19th Kevin Fitzpatrick 12
Joe Akroyd 12

Just four rounds remain of this year’s Metzeler King of The Roads series, the Armoy ‘Race of Legends’ (27th July), Ulster Grand Prix Feature Superbike race (10th August), Oliver’s Mount Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup (29th September) and the Macau Grand Prix (17th November).

Words by Stevie Rial

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