Triple Irish road race Superbike Champion Derek Sheils 2021 Dunlop Masters tenure, culminated prodigiously as the Roadhouse Macau supported racer powered to a hat-trick of 1000cc race successes.
Sporting a new pair of Scott leathers Sheils post taking qualifying honours, stormed to opening Superbike race victory, finishing just over six seconds ahead of newly crowned Dunlop Masters Superbike Champion Richie Ryan.
The next 1000cc contest saw Mid Antrim 150, Faugheen 50 lap record holder Sheils again occupy position no.1 at the end of 12 competitive laps around Mondello Park but in contrast to the previous aforementioned race, it wasn’t as plain sailing as Thomas O’Grady provided stiff opposition.
O’Grady finished just 0.358 behind the 2019 Superbike Classic TT runner-up with third going to reigning Duke Road Race Rankings Champion Michael Sweeney.
Sheils final SBK race triumph on Sunday was clinched in much more authoritative style, enjoying a final race winning advantage of just shy of 3.5 seconds.
Lead chaser was above showcased twice Junior Manx GP winner, Dunlop Masters Twins Champion Sweeney, who dominated the weekend’s ten lap Super Twin races.
Photo credit Tommy Vennard
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou