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Kirk and Robb take the plaudits in Bishopscourt track triumph

 

By Roy Harris

In two days of first-class racing at Jim O'Brien's Bishopscourt Circuit, Dromara, rider Alistair Kirk won the prestigious Neil Robinson Memorial Trophy for the second time on his BMW Superstock machine, while the Donny Robinson Memorial Trophy was won for the first time by Denver Robb, riding an ER6 Kawasaki 650cc Supertwin after a terrific ride.

Robb also won two of the three Supertwin races over the weekend.

In the AJ Plumbing Ulster Superbike series championship, leader Gerard Kinghan extended his lead in the series by racing to a trio of victories on his Kawasaki, beating Kirk home in all three races, but when it came to the main event it was Kirk who came out on top of a closely-fought 11-lap race, adding the £1000 cash prize to the magnificent trophy.

Second place went to David Haire with Kinghan having to settle for third.

Jason Lynn, on his Supersport machine, finished third in the first and third Superbike races, with Thomas O'Grady third in race two.

Lynn was untouchable in the Supersport class on his Walter S Bell R6 Yamaha, the Upperlands rider winning the two races on Saturday and yesterday's 10-lap race to take over the championship lead from Korie McGreevy, who was racing at Brands Hatch over the weekend.

Derek McGee continued his domination of Irish road racing yesterday when he rode to five wins from five starts around the 2.2mile Faugheen Circuit near Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.

This makes an astonishing 14 race wins in three meetings for McGee; Enniskillen, Walderstown and Faugheen with the closest anyone got to him yesterday being in the six-lap Supersport encounter where Magherafelt rider Paul Jordan came within 1.512secs of the 'Mullingar Missile.'

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