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Lynn puts the icing on his cake by sealing treble

 

Three-peat: Jason Lynn has now won three David Wood Memorial Trophies in a row
Three-peat: Jason Lynn has now won three David Wood Memorial Trophies in a row

By Roy Harris

Jason Lynn turned 23 on Friday and celebrated by winning the IFS-Pirelli David Wood Memorial Trophy for the third year in succession during the two-day MCRRCI-promoted ninth round of the AJ Plumbing Ulster Superbike Championship at Bishopscourt.

The Upperlands rider won three of the four Supersport races which counted towards the David Wood Trophy and finished second in the first race yesterday when Kia McGreevy took the chequered flag first.

On Saturday, in dry conditions, Lynn had eight seconds to spare over Christian Elkin in race one and had a seven-and-a-half second advantage over McGreevy in race two.

Yesterday, in races three and four in more trying conditions, McGreevy got his RRR Yamaha home ahead of the Walter Bell Yamaha by half a second in race one, but in the final race it was Lynn who stamped his authority on the field, winning by 5.6 seconds from Jack Waring to become the first rider to win this prestigious trophy three times.

Former British Motocross champion Graeme Irwin took time out from his debut tarmac season in British Superstock 1000cc and took his Team #109 Kawasaki to a Superbike double on Saturday over the established front runners in the USBK Championship - Alistair Kirk, Gerard Kinghan, Carl Phillips and Aaron Armstrong - but in his absence yesterday it was Kinghan who clinched race one.

Meanwhile, in the first Showdown round of the British Superbike Championship at Assen yesterday, Scott Redding dominated proceedings with a double victory on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati to take a 14-point lead in the series over team-mate Josh Brookes, who had second and fourth-place finishes.

Tommy Bridewell bounced back from a first-race crash to take a hard-fought second in race two and remains third of the six men battling for the title.

It was a bad day all round for the Irwin brothers with Glenn a non-finisher in race one and taking the final point for 15th in race two, while Andrew was 11th and 12th in both races, dropping from sixth to seventh in the Championship Riders' Cup chase, eight points behind his Honda team-mate Xavi Fores.

Two blistering Supersport races saw GP2 champion Kyle Ryde defeat Jack Kennedy by a tenth of a second in race one, however the Dubliner reversed the positions in race two with a last-lap lunge at the final chicane leaving a tenth of a second again the margin between the pair.

In the Supersport Championship, if Kennedy wins the first race at Donington Park in a fortnight's time he will retain the title for the Integro McAdam Appleyard Yamaha team.

Scott Swann finished eighth and sixth in the two Motostar races at Assen on his IFS KTM.

• Marc Marquez is one victory away from retaining the MotoGP world title after winning the Aragon Grand Prix yesterday.

The Repsol Honda rider is now 98 points clear of second-placed Andrea Dovizioso in the championship standings after 14 rounds.

And Marquez will be crowned champion for a sixth time if he adds a win in the Thailand Grand Prix on October 6.

The 26-year-old triumphed on Sunday having started the race in pole position and led throughout, ahead of Dovizioso in second and Jack Miller in third.

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