Kirkistown Irish Superbikes, 13th July

It took a bit of grovelling to negotiate a Days annual leave from ‘the Day Job‘ for the latest round of the Irish Superbike Championships at Kirkistown on one of the warmest, Sunniest Days of the Year. A decent ‘slap in the Eye‘ and a Cup of Tea for Breakfast (not paid for by the miserable Jock!) and it was all systems go to start shooting the action.

Carrick’s Glenn Irwin was making a rare Irish appearance standing in to ride the MAR-Train Racing R6 Yamaha for the injured Jeremy McWilliams. Within Three laps the youngster high-sided out of Fishermans but luckily he wasn’t injured and did not damage his borrowed machine too much. It was the only blot on his Day’s efforts as he went on to record the pole position time and lift the Nutt Travel prize Money. Then when the racing got underway he easily beat the opposition to record Two wins in the Supersport class and set a new class lap record in to the bargain.

Glenn Irwin sailed to pole at Kirkistown to win the Nutt Travel prize Money.


Glenn Irwin sailed to pole at Kirkistown to win the Nutt Travel prize Money.

Lisburn’s David Haire took his Honda Fireblade to Two victories in the Irish Superbike class.

David Haire at Kirkistown.


David Haire at Kirkistown.

Thankfully there was no Sidecar Race on the schedule, in its place was a Forgotten Era Race and Leslie McMaster turned the Clock back to make a winning Race comeback.

Leslie McMaster in the Forgotten Era Race at Kirkistown.


Leslie McMaster in the Forgotten Era Race at Kirkistown.

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