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Tandragee 100 – Senior Open Race Report

Dan Kneen was the dominant force in the senior open at the Tandragee 100, as Dan for the second time in his career clinched the blue riband victory around Tandragee.

His victory culminates a highly successful weekend for he and the Mar Train Racing team.

Leading the challenge to Dan and the Mar Train Racing YZF R1M Yamaha, was Derek Sheils, who produced a highly accomplished all round performance.

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Photo by Rod Neill

Cookstown BE Racing team mate, Malachi Mitchell Thomas, completed the top three finishers, as he continues to impress everyone, in his first season of Irish road racing.

Derek McGee on the Noel Williamson Racing S1000RR BMW, secured fourth place finish, whilst William Dunlop first roads outing on the MSS Colchester backed superstock ZX10R Kawasaki, ended with fifth place.

Ryan Farquhar, IEG (International Energy Group) backed S1000RR BMW, finished sixth, Michael Sweeney, Martin Jones Racing ZX10R Kawasaki, completed a productive day of competition, with seventh place finish.

Paul Jordan in eighth, wins the Eddie Sinton trophy, for been the leading supersport 600 mounted rider.

Completing the top ten where Davy Morgan and The Peoples Bike Team backed Seamus Elliott.

With a winning margin of 6.272 seconds, it’s fair to say Dan Kneen proved today in the senior open at Tandragee, that he has the potential to be a force to be reckoned with at the upcoming international’s.

The YZF R1M Yamaha, is gradually getting better and better on the roads, the question now is how will it and Dan fare around the Triangle and the Mountain Course.

Race Results:

1 Dan Kneen
2 Derek Sheils
3 Malachi Mitchell Thomas
4 Derek McGee
5 William Dunlop
6 Ryan Farquhar
7 Michael Sweeney
8 Paul Jordan
9 Davy Morgan
10 Seamus Elliott

Words by Stevie Rial

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