Derek Sheils completed a hat trick of big bike victories today at Skerries, following a commanding display in the AXA Bikecare/Country Crest backed Grand Final.
Establishing at the end of lap 1, an advantage of over 2.7 seconds, lap on lap the Cookstown BE Racing rider, strengthened and strengthened his race lead.
Finishing victorious by over 10 seconds, over the closely matched Derek McGee and Michael Sweeney, he remains unbeaten Superbike wise, at the Irish national meetings in 2017.
Photo by Rod Neill
After what unfolded at TT 2017, it’s good to see Derek and John Burrows Cookstown BE team, enjoy an immensely successful time at Skerries.
It’s also been a quite prodigious two day meet for newcomer Longshot Racing’s Davey Todd, who sealed another fourth place finish, again leading the 600 challenge.
Davy Morgan was a solid fifth, Graham Kennedy sixth whilst Steven Procter edged out Andy Farrell for seventh.
The remaining two finishers of the reduced seven lap race, where Sean Connolly and James Chawke.
Most high profile non finisher, was Paul Jordan on the Evolution Camping backed S1000RR BMW, who in the original Grand Final start, jostled for race lead with Derek Sheils, before a sprinkling of rain, saw the red flags waved.
Skerries 100 – Grand Final Race Results:
1 Derek Sheils
2 Derek McGee
3 Michael Sweeney
4 Davey Todd
5 Davy Morgan
6 Graham Kennedy
7 Steven Procter
8 Andy Farrell
9 Sean Connolly
10 James Chawke
Words by Stevie Rial