Sports

Revved up and ready to go for Cookstown 100

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Revved up and ready to go for Cookstown 100 thumbnailCatherine McGlinchey, Adam McLean, Alistair McAdoo and Josh Cooper pictured during the launch night of the Cookstown 100 Road Races at the Royal Hotel.

THE wait is almost over for the opening road race of the 2018 season.

The 2018 KDM Hire Cookstown 100 heralds the opening road race of the season, and with a mouth watering entry which includes the first outing for the the new pairing of Michael Dunlop and the TYCO BMW.

Returning to the Orritor course again is the ever popular Guy Martin, a past winner here at Cookstown, Guy will return this time on board his own BSA Rocket 3.

Amazingly, the Absoloute Lap record has remained intact since 2013!, where Michael Dunlop is the current lap record holder for the Orritor circuit, for both Superbike and 600 Supersport classes, ALR; 1.22.641, 91.480mph,set back in 2013  and 1.24.783 (89.169) on his Yamaha.

Providing the opposition for Dunlop will be riders such as 2017 Man of Meeting, Derek McGee, Feature race winner for past two years, Derek Sheils, William Dunlop, Adam McLean, Paul Jordan, Michael Sweeney, James Cowton,  Shaun Anderson, Daniel Cooper, along with circuit newcomers, Manx Grand Prix Winner, Darren Cooper.

British Supermoto Championship leader, Davey Todd, Leading TT Passenger, and Manx Grand Prix winner, Dan Sayle (Moto 3), Austrian Chris Meyer (Moto 3) Third in recent New Zealand Superbike championship, Kiwi Daniel Mettam will make his Irish road debut, as will French riders Morgan Govignon,and Nicloas Pautet, German riders Kenny Hink and Chris Eder and Canadian Mel Gantly.

Returning international riders include Takos Vassioios, Mattias Winkenjohann, Michael Dukopil, Veronika Hankocyvoa and Roger Chen.

Share

Subscribe to read full newspaper »

Send to a friend

Please complete the following form to inform a friend about this page.

In order to process your information we must ask you to enter the letters in the image into the box:

CAPTCHA Image play audio version Reload Image

* Mandatory field - please complete