Belfast Telegraph

Irish Superbike Championship: Marshall Neill in command

By Roy Harris

Marshall Neill takes a commanding 127 point advantage over David Haire into the Irish Superbike Championship tomorrow at Kirkistown where rounds 15 and 16 of the 21 race series will be contested.

Neill from Portadown has been the dominant rider all season, never finishing outside the top three so far, winning nine in the process.

If he were to win both ISB races tomorrow he could be crowned champion although his competitors will be determined that that does not happen.

Looking to extend the championship chase beyond Kirkistown will be Haire, ex-champion Brian McCormack, Kirk Jamison and Mark Johnston.

A complete programme of ISB races will feature at the Belfast and District Club promotion where racing is scheduled to get underway at 12.30pm.

The penultimate round of the Irish Motocross Championship takes place at Tandragee tomorrow with Tommy Merton (Watt Monster Energy Kawasaki) holding a slender 16 point advantage over newly crowned Ulster champion Robert Hamilton (G&G Ross Yamaha) in the premier MX1 class.

Of the 18 races held to date Merton, from Comber, has been the model of consistency, only finishing outside the top three on three occasions, taking three wins, finishing second six times and third also six times to amass 375 points

The organising North Armagh club have announced that Relentless Suzuki by TAS BSB Title Fighter and North West 200 winner Alastair Seeley will be in attendance to present awards on behalf of TAS who are a partner sponsor of the Irish Motocross Championship.

Racing is sure to be fast and furious around the spectacular Tandragee Motocross Park where the action is scheduled to start at 11am.

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