Friday, March 18

Masters Supersport Championship wide open

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Masters Supersport Championship wide open
With some of the leading riders moving on to Superbike or heading across the water the Supersport field at the Masters Superbike Championship will be wide open in 2016.

Of the riders who have stayed in the series, youngsters Jason Lynn and Luke Johnston are most likely to rise to the top. Both riders will continue with their 2015 machines, Johnston on board a Yamaha and Lynn on what could be the sole surviving Suzuki at the front of the Supersport field.

Joining the two long term Masters front runners will be Yamaha mounted Robert Kennedy who has been on the top step of the podium but has not completed a full Masters season to date. Another rider who has won races but not contested the full season is Nikki Coates but this year he will make a concerted effort for the title as he campaigns on a Supersport Kawasaki alongside his Superbike programme.

Having appeared regularly in the top half dozen in 2015 Aaron Armstrong returns with his Triumph looking for his first Masters race win and he will be joined in campaigning the British built machine by another championship favourite Richie Ryan and Dean McMaster who returns after a lengthy lay-off following a leg injury. Others to watch out for include Ross Patterson and Stephen Titterington who moves up from the 'Cup' class having totally dominated the Cup results at the final event of last season.



Favourite to take the Cup class in 2016, and to feature strongly in the overall results, will be teenager Aaron Clifford who will undertake a full season in Ireland following a number of years competing mainly in the UK. Clifford will be part of the Kingsbury Packaging team where he will run alongside Nikki Coates.

Admission to Sunday's Masters Superbike Championship opener is just 12.50 for adults with under 16's admitted free of charge. Tickets can be bought at the entrance gates on Sunday.

Information on the Masters Superbike Championship is available on www.masterssuperbike.ie or by following the series on facebook/MastersSuperbike and twitter, @MastersSBK.

Information on the Masters Superbike Championship is available on www.masterssuperbike.ie as well as onfacebook/MastersSuperbike and twitter/MastersSBK.

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