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Early birthday present for Jason as he lifts trophy at Bishopscourt

By Roy Harris

After four dramatic Supersport races at Bishopscourt over the weekend, the overall winner and recipient of the Pirelli David Wood Memorial Trophy was Upperlands rider Jason Lynn, the current Irish Supersport Short Circuit champion, riding the Walter Bell Suzuki.

In the IFS Global Logistics backed meeting, organised by the MCRRCI, Lynn gave himself an early birthday present, he turns 21-years old on Wednesday, by winning only one of the four races, but his consistent 5-3-1-2 finishes were enough to lift the prestigious trophy. The closest Supersport finish came in Saturday's race won by Kia McGreevy 0.268sec ahead of his older brother Korie with Christian Elkin in third position, a second behind the Ballynahinch riders.

Korie McGreevy won yesterday's opening race by 10 seconds from Aaron Clifford with Lynn right on his back wheel before Lynn took the race victory by two seconds from Elkin and Thomas O'Grady with the final race going to Kingsbury Kawasaki rider Clifford form Lynn and Aaron Armstrong.

Cody Nally won the first Superbike race on a damp track on Saturday and the opening race yesterday in good conditions while Lisburn's Carl Phillips, second in both, won the third and fourth races.

Gerard Kinghan and Charles Stuart were second and third in race three.

Meanwhile at Oulton Park, it was an up and down weekend for Keith Farmer with his Supersport championship aspirations put on hold until the next round in Assen, at least after he high-sided out of the lead on lap three yesterday after finishing third in Saturday's sprint race.

It was a Gearlink Kawasaki 1-2 in both races with Ben Currie taking the double victory ahead of team-mate Andrew Irwin who closed the points gap to Farmer to 83 points with just 100 up for grabs in the final two rounds.

Alastair Seeley finished fourth in the sprint race and third yesterday.

Leon Haslam was the big winner in the first Superbike showdown races winning a wet race after long-time leader Dan Linfoot retired with four laps remaining.

Linfoot hit back in a dry race two to fend off the Kawasaki rider by a mere 0.054sec after 18 laps - Haslam now has a 22-point lead in the championship over Josh Brookes, who finished third and fifth yesterday and Shayne Byrne disappointed with ninth and seventh positions, a point further back in third.

Michael Laverty secured sixth and 14th finishes while Glenn Irwin was 11th and 12th.

Ride of the day came from Jake Dixon finishing fourth in race one having started from the pit lane after a warm-up crash left his team with just 40 minutes to repair his badly damaged Kawasaki.

Richard Kerr completed a double podium in the Motostar races while Josh Elliott kept the Tyco BMW flying with third position in yesterday's Superstock race after finishing sixth in Saturday's opener.

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