Skerries 100 organisers Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club have announced today the provisional dates for the 2018 meeting, which they are hoping to run from the 7th to the 8th of July.
This means provisionally competition at Skerries will take place on a Saturday and Sunday, marking a break in tradition of practice and qualifying sessions taking place on a Friday afternoon.
Ran since 1946, the Skerries 100 is a consistent favourite amongst the Irish roads fraternity. Roads legends to have enjoyed success over the years at the event have included the likes of Joey Dunlop, Robert Dunlop, Michael Dunlop, William Dunlop, Martin Finnegan and Cameron Donald.
The 2017 meet saw Derek Sheils retain the Open and Grand Final crowns, following series of world class display’s aboard the Cookstown BE Racing GSX-R 1000 Suzuki.
Supersport and Super Twin honours went the way of Derek McGee whilst others to enjoy success included runner way Junior Support/Senior Support pace setter Joe Loughlin, plus fellow rising roads star Darryl Tweed who headed the 400 class.
Photo by Rod Neill
Highly respected by competitors, teams, marshals and roads aficionados, the Skerries 100 now over 70 years old, is rightfully regarded amongst Irish road racing’s most treasured and prestigious events, long may it continue.
Words by Stevie Rial