Always one to give upcoming ambitious talent a chance, Tim Martin’s Temple Golf Club Racing team will expand to a two rider team for this weekends Skerries 100, with William Dunlop joined in the team by good friend Paul Jordan.
Jordan who last month enjoyed a very productive second TT Races campaign, will pilot at Skerries in the Open, Grand Final and Martin Finnegan Memorial races a Superstock YZF R1M Yamaha.
Established as one of Irish road racing’s fastest rising stars, the ever enthusiastic Jordan although still relatively new to 1000cc machinery, isn’t to be underestimated.
Perhaps not considered a race winning contender this weekend, it wouldn’t at all surprise many if on his Temple Golf Club Yamaha roads debut he records a brace of rostrum finishes.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Alongside the new Superstock Yamaha steed, he’s also set to jockey on Saturday and Sunday, his own teams YZF R6 Yamaha which he took to a silver replica finish in the second Monster Energy Supersport race of TT 2018.
Adding yet more quality to an entry that includes Michael Dunlop, the Cookstown BE Racing duo of Derek Sheils and Davey Todd, five times winner at Enniskillen Derek McGee, Sidecar TT great Dan Sayle, Noel Williamson Racing’s Darren Cooper and Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney.
It’s no wonder why it’s widely regarded as arguably the best field to embark upon Skerries within the modern era.
Words by Stevie Rial