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Irwin cracks the 100 mph barrier at Bishopscourt

by / Friday, 21 October 2016 / Published in Blog / News, Motor Bike Racing

By Baylon McCaughey

Irwin cracks the 100 mph barrier at Bishopscourt

The Irwin brothers, Glenn and Andrew are the Polesetters for to morrows JAS Finlay Sunflower races

On board the Be Wiser Ducati, Irwin shattered the circuit record and became the first rider to lap the Bishopscourt circuit at over 100mph, on his way to Pole Poisition for to morrows Feature race.

Irwin headed home  newcomer Christian Iddon (TCYO BMW) and last years winner Danny Buchan on the MSS Kawasaki to take pole in the Superbike class, with three outings for the Superbikes, nothing less than 3 wins will satisfy Irwin, who was top  Rookie in BSB this year, scoring two podium finishes this year.

Iddon, who admitted, not having made the best of Qualifying, but was pleasantly surprised to be on lap record pace, is still confident ahead of to morrows race.

Still recovering from injuries received during practise for the NW200,Nico Mawhinny was 4th quickest on the Team Polaris Kawasaki ahead of Gearlinks James East and best of the 600 runners Andrew Irwin. For Mawhinny, who admits to being a bit rusty, is happy with his ties, on the spec of the machine he is riding

Andrew Irwin took pole in the supersport 600 class on the Gearlink Kawasaki, but it was Irish Champion Jason Lynn who took second ahead of Robert Kennedy with EHA Rider David Allingham occupying 4th spot ahead of Carl Philips, who was making his debut on the Gearlink Kawasaki. And Mondello Masters 600 champion Luke Johnston in 6th place.0.9 seconds covers the top 6!

Both Irwin and Philips went quicker in the superbike practice, and Philips lap time would put him on second spot of the 600 grid “ Despite using Mason Laws tyres, and still getting the hang of this bike, Im quietly confident of a good result to morrow “quipped  a smiling Philips

Surprize package in the supertwins qualifying was Robert Kennedy, who put the McKnight Suzuki on pole, in second spot is Scottish newcomer, Paul McClung, just one fifth of a second in arrears, with Christian Elkin in third spot

Making a return to racing ,following his crash at the Bush road races a few years ago, Mark Hanna was very impressive in 4th spot, with less than a second covering the top 4.

David Haire, making his debut in the supertwins class on the KMR Kawsaki, was 5th quickest ahead of Kia McGreevey

One fifth of a second covers the top three in the sidecar class, with Dylan Lynch on pole ahead of Phil Bell and Peter O Neil

Spectators, basking in the sunshine were also treated to witness and hear some exotic machines from the past, during the 5 lap parade laps.

To Morrows racing starts with warm up for all classes, Bikes on the circuit at 9.00am

Irwin brothers on pole

The Irwin brothers, Glenn and Andrew are the Polesetters for to morrows JAS Finlay Sunflower races

On board the Be Wiser Ducati, Irwin shattered the circuit record to head newcomer Christian Iddon (TCYO BMW) and last years winner Danny Buchan on the MSS Kawasaki to take pole in the Superbike class, with three outings for the Superbikes, nothing less than 3 wins will satisfy Irwin, who was top  Rookie in BSB this year, scoring two podium finishes this year.

Iddon, who admitted, not having made the best of Qualifying, but was pleasantly surprised to be on lap record pace, is still confident ahead of to morrows race.

Still recovering from injuries received during practise for the NW200,Nico Mawhinny was 4th quickest on the Team Polaris Kawasaki ahead of Gearlinks James East and best of the 600 runners Andrew Irwin. For Mawhinny, who admits to being a bit rusty, is happy with his ties, on the spec of the machine he is riding

Andrew Irwin took pole in the supersport 600 class on the Gearlink Kawasaki, but it was Irish Champion Jason Lynn who took second ahead of Robert Kennedy with EHA Rider David Allingham occupying 4th spot ahead of Carl Philips, who was making his debut on the Gearlink Kawasaki. And Mondello Masters 600 champion Luke Johnston in 6th place.0.9 seconds covers the top 6!

Both Irwin and Philips went quicker in the superbike practice, and Philips lap time would put him on second spot of the 600 grid “ Despite using Mason Laws tyres, and still getting the hang of this bike, Im quietly confident of a good result to morrow “quipped  a smiling Philips

Surprize package in the supertwins qualifying was Robert Kennedy, who put the McKnight Suzuki on pole, in second spot is Scottish newcomer, Paul McClung, just one fifth of a second in arrears, with Christian Elkin in third spot

Making a return to racing ,following his crash at the Bush road races a few years ago, Mark Hanna was very impressive in 4th spot, with less than a second covering the top 4.

David Haire, making his debut in the supertwins class on the KMR Kawsaki, was 5th quickest ahead of Kia McGreevey

One fifth of a second covers the top three in the sidecar class, with Dylan Lynch on pole ahead of Phil Bell and Peter O Neil

Spectators, basking in the sunshine were also treated to witness and hear some exotic machines from the past, during the 5 lap parade laps.

To Morrows racing starts with warm up for all classes, Bikes on the circuit at 9.00am

Qualifying times can be viewed here ; http://www.elaps-timing.com/results2016/bishopscourt22october2016/bishopscourt22october2016Q.html

 

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