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Guy Martin on the grid at KDM Hire Cookstown 100

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Guy Martin on the grid at KDM Hire Cookstown 100 thumbnailGuy Martin in Action

ROAD race legends Guy Martin and William Dunlop will be lining up on the grid at this year's KDM Hire Cookstown "100" this month.

Ahead of the Club's Press launch on Thursday night, the Courier has learned that William Dunlop is the latest entry for the 2018 KDM Hire Cookstown "100" Road Races which take place on Saturday, 28th April.

The Temple Golf Club / Caffery International Yamaha rider will compete in both 600 Supersport, Open and KDM Hire Cookstown "100" races.

And in a surprise move, the ever popular Guy Martin has also pencilled in his intentions to compete at the same event, not on modern machinery, but on his own home-built BSA Rocket 3 in the Classic race.

Dunlop, who tested his new Yamaha Superbike at Kirkistown, won a hard fought non championship 600 race at Cookstown last year, but in the second 600 race, his machine was down on power. As a result he lost his unbroken streak of wins in the National 600 Supersport class, when he had to settle for 4th place.

At the Cookstown "100" last year, William took third in the opening Superbike race, and just lost a podium place in the feature race.

Its fair to say William has endured a couple of tough seasons, with only sporadic glimpses of his unquestionable talent shining through.

Road race fans will no doubt welcome the presence of Guy Martin, which is of course a massive boost for the event.

Martin's popularity amongst race fans measures that of Barry Sheene in his heyday.

Last year was one to forget for the Lincolnshire rider but he will be hoping for much better this season.

The  Press Launch takes place this Thursday night in the Royal Hotel, Cookstown, starting at 7.30pm when, no doubt, a full run-down of riders and runners will be announced.

Full details in The Tyrone Courier

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