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Easton set to be pick of the bunch at Sunflower meeting

Scottish ace and current British Supersport Championship leader Stuart Easton (pictured), is set to be the star attraction at this year's Sunflower Trophy meeting on Saturday, October 26 at Bishopscourt Race Circuit, with his Mar-Train Racing team.

The end of season showpiece returns to the short circuit calendar in its usual October date, following a 12-month sabbatical, with the organising Hillsborough and District Motorcycle Club doing their utmost to fill the grid with top class competitors despite a limited budget to work with.

Easton's main challenger in the Superbike category at Bishopscourt – where he will ride the Mar-Train Racing R1 Yamaha – will most likely come from circuit specialist Marshall Neill.

The Portadown man is set to ride for Wilson Craig Racing but sadly it looks as though Clogher's Keith Farmer is set to miss the event with a debilitating injury that we reported on last week.

Gearlink Kawasaki's Alastair Seeley is expected to be on the grid with his British Supersport team.

However, Seeley is currently on the look out for a Superbike ride and could possibly be reunited with TAS Racing at the event.

The Moneymore-based team has yet to make a decision on whether they will actually compete at the end of season event.

However if they do, young American PJ Jacobsen could well ride GSX-R machinery in both Supersport and Superbike classes.

With Josh Brookes set to go home to Australia, Seeley would be a formidable team-mate for the New Yorker.

Long-time sponsor Jim Finlay, who has backed the event since 1977, is back on board yet again.

More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

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