Skerries – William Dunlop On Top In Close Fought Supersport Race

Skerries – William Dunlop On Top In Close Fought Supersport Race

William Dunlop sealed supersport victory at Skerries, following a close fought battle with Derek McGee.

The seven lap race saw the YZF R6 Yamaha mounted riders, closely matched throughout with nothing in it between two of pure road racing’s leading supersport exponents.

At the end of arguably one of the best 600 races on the roads this year, William Dunlop was victorious by just 0.305 of a second.


Photo by Rod Neill

It’s William’s fifth supersport success between the hedges in 2016, having secured wins at the Tandragee 100, Cookstown 100 and Post TT Races.

Michael Dunlop made it a YZF R6 Yamaha 1-2-3, in finalising the top three finishers.

Derek Sheils Cookstown BE Racing CBR 600 Honda, finished fourth, whilst rising star Paul Jordan B&W Racing CBR 600 Honda, also impressed.

Two time junior Manx Grand Prix winner Michael Sweeney completed the top six.

John Walsh 7th, Davy Morgan 8th, Andy Farrell 9th and Michal Dokoupil 10th, all enjoyed highly productive races, as did Darryl Tweed 11th, who in my opinion has an extremely bright future in pure road racing.

Skerries Supersport Race Results:

1 William Dunlop
2 Derek McGee
3 Michael Dunlop
4 Derek Sheils
5 Paul Jordan
6 Michael Sweeney
7 John Walsh
8 Davy Morgan
9 Andy Farrell
10 Michal Dokoupil
11 Darryl Tweed
12 Thomas Maxwell
13 Graham Kennedy
14 Adam McLean
15 Wayne Kirwan
16 Brendan Merrigan
17 Stephen Tobin
18 Paul Cranston
19 Jonathan Gormley
20 Emmett Burke

Words by Stevie Rial

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