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Skerries 100: Practice Wrap Up

Day one of competitive action at the 2019 Country Crest Skerries 100, saw an abundance of prominent Irish roads stars, rising next gen talent, a certain high profile event returnee all gain a strong amount of track time from the non timed practice sessions.

With the practice sessions not timed, this means that starting grid positions for tomorrow’s races, will be decided via current per class Irish Road Race Championship standings.

Cause of this notion, this means that anticipated respective pole sitters for the Supersport, Grand Final races are Bert Racing’s Kevin Fitzpatrick and BE Racing In Conjunction With Richardson Kelly Racing’s Derek Sheils.

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Gary Dunlop looks set to take pole for the 125/Moto 3 race, whilst others on course for pole position’s include yesteryear machinery racing great Barry Davidson, who is favourite to head the Junior 350, Senior 500 Classic fields.

Roads close tomorrow around the Skerries course from 08:00 AM, ahead of a 10 race schedule, with race action hoped to get underway from 10:30 AM.

Unofficial times per class, from today’s practice sessions at Skerries, are as follows:

125/Moto 3:

1 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.55.072
2 Sam Grief 1.57.069
3 Nigel Moore 1.58.767
4 Wayne Kennedy 2.02.420
5 Sean Leonard 2.03.780
6 Melissa Kennedy 2.04.084
7 Malcolm Love 2.07.201

Junior Support:

1 Vinny Brennan 1.52.215
2 Eoin O’Soichru 1.52.682
3 Noel Smith 1.53.451
4 Dominic Cottrell 1.57.090
5 Jason Cassells 1.57.720
6 John Ella 2.00.899
7 Nigel Colgan 2.01.293
8 John O’Donovan 2.01.525
9 Anthony Lillis 2.01.820
10 Francis O’Hara 2.02.208

Supersport:

1 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.47.774
2 Derek Sheils 1.47.948
3 Michael Sweeney 1.51.245
4 Michael Browne 1.51.474
5 Darryl Tweed 1.52.246
6 Neil Kernohan 1.52.492
7 Graham Kennedy 1.54.350
8 Steven Procter 1.54.392
9 Forest Dunn 1.54.505

Junior 250 Classics:

1 Brian Mateer 2.06.037
2 Richard Ford 2.11.497
3 Philip Shaw 2.13.524
4 Kyle Parkes 2.23.641
5 Gary Hutton 2.24.358
6 Alexander McVicker 2.31.873
7 Trevor Stewart 2.48.276

Junior 350 Classics:

1 Barry Davidson 2.03.884
2 Ed Manly 2.04.019
3 Sean Leonard 2.06.516
4 Ian Thompson 2.08.793
5 Ken Parkes 2.10.042
6 Sam Kinkead 2.10.632
7 Andy Kildea 2.11.605
8 Michael Brady 2.13.024
9 Freddie Stewart 2.13.164
10 Jonathan Doran 2.14.723

Lightweight 250/400:

1 Neil Kernohan 1.53.246
2 Alistair Haworth 2.03.524
3 Brian Loughlin 2.05.708
4 Ben Mullane 2.08.036
5 Yvonne Montgomery 2.13.820
6 David Howard 2.24.022

Open:

1 Derek Sheils 1.36.786
2 Michael Sweeney 1.37.843
3 Darryl Tweed 1.41.020
4 Michael Browne 1.41.043
5 Thomas Maxwell 1.41.060
6 Forest Dunn 1.41.130
7 Neil Kernohan 1.41.829
8 James Chawke 1.42.636
9 Andy Farrell 1.42.659
10 Kevin Fitzpatrick 1.42.737
11 Graham Kennedy 1.43.763
12 Steven Procter 1.44.482
13 Davy Morgan 1.45.793
14 Ben Rea 1.45.833
15 Damian Horan 1.47.048

Senior Support:

1 Dermot Cleary 1.47.123
2 Darren Keys 1.48.913
3 Paul Swords 1.49.481
4 Niall Power 1.49.937
5 John Ella 1.50.738
6 Tommy Henry 1.50.874
7 Noel Smith 1.51.308
8 Ben Plant 1.53.012
9 Wayne Pither 1.53.685
10 Ben Wales 1.54.191

Senior 1000 Classics:

1 Richard Ford 1.56.896
2 Guy Martin 1.58.057

Senior 500 Classics:

1 Ed Manly 1.56.671
2 Barry Davidson 1.57.703
3 Ben Rea 1.58.567
4 Ian Thompson 2.02.356
5 John Leigh Pemberton 2.03.579
6 Freddie Stewart 2.05.181
7 Sean Leonard 2.05.473
8 Billy Lyle 2.06.415
9 Andy Kildea 2.08.479

Words by Stevie Rial

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