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William Dunlop ready for Tandragee challenge

By Paul Lindsay

Tyco Suzuki rider William Dunlop is a last minute entry for this Saturday’s 54th Tandragee 100 Road Races, and although the Ballymoney man will only have access to his Supersport machine, he will add serious pedigree to the already impressive entry list for the County Armagh event, which boasts an £11,000 prize fund.

Cookstown B.E Racing’s Dan Kneen — an impressive winner last weekend in the feature Superbike race at the Cookstown 100 as a newcomer — will arrive at Tandragee with aspirations of a similar performance.

The sinuous and ultra-fast County Armagh circuit, at a tad over five miles, will prove a stiffer challenge for the Manxman, but with the assistance of team owner John Burrows, Kneen should not be ruled out.

KMR/SGS Kawasaki team owner Ryan Farquhar will make his competitive return to the Irish roads at Tandragee, and requiring just one win to hit the magical career 200, all eyes will be on the Dungannon man.

Farquhar will be joined on the Supertwin grid by fellow KMR pilot, and returnee to racing, Keith Amor.

The 40-something Scottish rider will also take in the Supersport class at Tandragee aboard a former Cameron Donald 600cc Honda — now liveried in Rig Deluge colours under the Brian Hull Racing banner.

Roads close on Friday [May 2] for Tandragee practice from 2.30pm and on Race Day Saturday [May 3] from 10am.

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