Belfast Telegraph

Supermoto: David has Kee to success

Harold Crooks reports

David McKee, who is threatening to retire at the end of the season, was unbeaten at yesterday's Temple Club David Jefferies Memorial supermoto meeting at the Lagan Valley Leisureplex in Lisburn.

Having decided to miss today's British Championship round in Kent, McKee completely dominated the expert races but had to work really hard for his win in the second race.

In the David Jefferies feature race he led from start to finish to beat Grade B rider Conor O'Neill and Alan Morgan to lift a major trophy for the second time, having won it at the inaugural meeting in 2004.

In addition to winning the race, he broke the lap record five times.

It finished at 52.147 mph. After his win McKee said: "I am well pleased with my win. It is good to be riding in front of my home crowd and thanks must go to Lisburn City Council and the promoters of today's meeting, the Temple Club, who made it all possible."

In the Grade A races McKee was also in invincible form, scoring over David Farmer and Rowan Megraw in race one, before beating Alan Morgan in the second race.

In this one McKee had to shadow Morgan, who kept his nose in front for 14 of the 15 laps, but then McKee showed his quality when he squeezed past to take the win.

Morgan then had to bow to the master again in race three, which he led from the lights to the flag, as Rowan Megraw took third.

On four wheels Chris Thompson from Omagh, and sponsored by former champion Jim Gately, was also unbeaten.

He impressed in scoring three wins from three starts.

In the first two races he beat Cathal McCartan and in the third Aaron Elliott followed him home.

In the solo B races the honours were shared between John Brady, who won the first race, and Sean O'Neill who was victorious in races two and three.

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