Dan Kneen has got his 2016 pure road racing season, off to the perfect start, with victory in the open superbike race, at the Tandragee 100.
Piloting the Mar Train Racing YZF R1M Yamaha, Dan held off a strong challenge from runner up Derek Sheils, the duo throughout closely matched.
Ryan Farquhar was not far behind in third, following a highly accomplished display on IEG (International Energy Group) backed S1000RR BMW.
William Dunlop propelled the MSS Colchester backed ZX10R Kawasaki, to fourth place finish.
Photo by Rod Neill
Tandragee newcomer Malachi Mitchell Thomas finished a more than creditable fifth, as he continues to showcase why many rate him so highly.
Michael Sweeney on the Martin Jones Racing ZX10R Kawasaki, continues his good form, with sixth place finish.
Derek McGee, Noel Williamson Racing BMW, seals seventh place finish, whilst The Peoples Bike Team backed Seamus Elliott finished a highly creditable eighth.
Joe Newbould was the leading supersport 600 mounted rider in ninth, as Colin Stephenson wrapped up the top ten finishers.
Mar Train Racing have carried on from where they left off last season at the Scarborough Gold Cup, where they enjoyed a quite momentous weekend with Dean Harrison.
Now running 2014 Irish road race superbike champion Dan Kneen, the new combination has instantly clicked, with open superbike victory at Tandragee.
Updated information open superbike race:
Drama has struck at the Tandragee 100 as it’s been revealed Dan Kneen and Derek Sheils, have both been given 1 minute time penalties, due to jumping the start.
This means Ryan Farquhar is now race winner, William Dunlop second and Malachi Mitchell Thomas moves up to third.
Revised Race Results
1 Ryan Farquhar
2 William Dunlop
3 Malachi Mitchell Thomas
4 Michael Sweeney
5 Derek McGee
6 Seamus Elliott
7 Joe Newbould
8 Colin Stephenson
9 Stephen McKnight
10 Dan Kneen
Words by Stevie Rial