Belfast Telegraph

Donald will put on a Mondello master class

By Paul Lindsay

This weekend’s penultimate round of the Adelaide Masters’ Series at Mondello Park in County Kildare has attracted a quality line-up, with Wilson Craig Honda’s Cameron Donald the biggest name on the bill at the two-day meeting.

Donald, more renowned for his pure road racing exploits, is also an accomplished short circuit rider, and having won all five Irish Superbike races at Easter — the Melbourne lad should give the ISB regulars more than a run for their money at Mondello.

Also adding his name to this weekend’s entry is Jack Kennedy, who is returning from injury. The Dubliner will ride Jimmy Murray’s JMF Yamaha in all four Superbike races.

Current leader of the series is Greyabbey man Kirk Jamison. The Jim Angus Contracts BMW rider also leads the Irish Superbike Championship on his Bridgestone shod BMW, and is relishing the challenge of facing Donald.

“I’m looking forward to renewing my rivalry from Easter at Kirkistown with Cameron,” Jamison said. “I was leading one of the Superbike races when it was red flagged, so hopefully we can get one over on him this weekend.”

If Jamison keeps his nose clean, he could pretty much bank the €5,000 cheque for winning the series, with second placed Mark Pollock still recovering from a crash at Mondello earlier this year.

Dylan Fox is in third place at present and shouldn’t pose an immediate threat to the Greyabbey man, with main danger man Marshall Neill an unconfirmed entry.

The Supersport class was dominated last time out by Clogher’s Keith Farmer, leader of the National Superstock 600cc Championship in the UK.

Ballinamallard’s Josh Elliott will make a rare home appearance, but don’t expect his Yamaha to compete against the likes of Farmer and Gary Jeffers.

Both Superbike and Supersport classes will include the Bridgestone Cup for Clubman.

Sunday features two championship rounds for each class as well as the grand final with one race for each class today.

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