Sunday, May 22

Irish Championship Mondello May

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Warm but potential showery conditions prevailed during qualifying. All went well during the 15 minute practice sessions with racing commencing at 11.45.

Only 5 F1 bikes filled the start grid of the Sidecars race 1 which was controlled from flag to flag by Dylan Lynch on the LCR Suzuki with Peter O’Neill in 2nd following him closely. All Derek Lynch could do was patiently wait in 3rd as he completed a lonely 8 laps. The result was reversed later on after Dylan was penalized for a jump start promoting Peter O’Neill to the top step.



The Junior Cup and Young Guns race was a lively affair as the 125’s and 250\300cc 4 stroke bikes provided tighter competition.

The start of the first Pre-Injection races was delayed due to a downpour on a bone dry track resulting in riders returning to the paddock for a tyre change. The track dried out immediately.

Turned into an interesting race as James McKenna and Daniel O’Connell battled for 1st and 2nd. Just behind them James Cottrell and Shane Graham did the same for 3rd and 4th.

Tricky conditions for the LWSS and Moto 3 race ensued also.

Technical red flag halted the Supersport Pro and Cup race due to rain.

Supertwins and Production twins provided more entertainment and Dave Butler came out on top, while Alan Rigney won the Production race.

Following the Pre-Injection race, all machines were directed into Parc Ferme where they were technically inspected by the Technical Steward and MCUI Scrutineers. Results of which are pending.

Jordan McCord took the spoils in the second Junior Cup race as Rhys Irwin again collected first in the Young Guns race despite a penalty for a jump start.

The Supersport race was reran as a new race, meaning anyone who wasn’t competing at the time of the red flag wasn’t eligible to participate, which caused some confusion. Jason Lynn made good time here and won the Pro race as Dean O’Grady took the Cup win. Aaron Clifford impressed again in the Pro race as he collected 4th position.

A red flag ended the Pre-Injection race after 5 laps, leaving James McKenna the winner again.

LWSS race 2 was unlucky for David Ging who had a DNF after 6 laps with a mechanical.

Supersport 2 had everything. Nikki Coates stormed away from the start only to make an error leaving him in 4th. Aaron Clifford capitalized to take 2nd from Jason Lynn and would have made it to the podium but for a sneaky highside in turn 4. Jason took the win as Nikki battled back to 2nd and Richie Ryan finished the podium as the rain began to threaten.

Saving the best to last, or second last even, was the case for Supertwins Race 2 as Dave Butler and Joseph O’Loughlin took the gloves off as they diced for 1st and 2nd place. Dave ended up with the bloodied nose as Joey took the win, but in all fairness, both were winners.
Full results below

Results.
Sidecars Race 1
1st Dylan Lynch\Brian Butler
2nd Peter O’Neill\Jack Galligan
3rd Derek Lynch\Michael Keogh

Young guns and Junior cup Race 1 Sponsored by Cork Motorcycle Racing and Vintage cup
Junior Cup
1st Jordan McCord
2nd Shane O’Donovan
3rd Ryan Desmond
Young Guns
1st Rhys Irwin
2nd Johnny Campbell
3rd Andrew Smyth

Pre-Injection Race 1
1st James McKenna
2nd Daniel O’Connell
3rd James Cottrell

Lightweight Supersport and Moto 3
LWSS
1st Graham Whitmore
2nd Enda Trearty
3rd David Ging
Moto 3
1st Luke Clements
2nd Andrew Dunne
3rd

Supersport Race 1 sponsored by the Sunday World, Team #109 and EMS copiers (reran)

Pro
1st Jason Lynn
2nd Nikki Coates
3rd Christian Elkin

Cup
1st Dean O’Grady
2nd Noah Holmes
3rd Damien Mulleady

Supertwins and Production Twins
Supertwins
1st Dave Butler
2nd Joseph Loughlin
3rd Thomas Molloy

Production Twins
1st Alan Rigney
2nd Jamie O’Keeffe
3rd Mark McConville


Superbike & Supersport MCI Club race
F1 class
1st Chris Campbell Kawasaki ZX7r
2nd Stephen McKeown Aprilia RSV 1000

Superbike Cup
1st Liam Chawke
2nd Raymond O’Neill
3rd Robert Toner

Superbikes Race 1 sponsored by Doyle Carpentry
Pro
1st Gerard Kinghan
2nd Declan Hoey
3rd Ryan Rainey

Cup
1st Seanie Smith
2nd Wayne Sheehan
3rd John Hannon

Sidecars Race 2
1st Derek Lynch\Michael Keogh
2nd Andy Kennedy
3rd Paul May

Young guns and Junior cup Race 2 Sponsored by Cork Motorcycle Racing and Vintage cup
Junior Cup
1st Jordan McCord
2nd Shane O’Donovan
3rd Maurice Kiely

Young Guns
1st Rhys Irwin
2nd Andrew Smyth
3rd Jack Whearty
Pre-Injection Race 1
1st James McKenna
2nd James Cottrell
3rd Daryl Sharkey

Lightweight Supersport and Moto 3 Race 2
LWSS
1st Graham Whitmore
2nd Eoin O’Collins
3rd Mark Camblin
Moto 3
1st Luke Clements

Supersport Race 1 sponsored by the Sunday World, Team #109 and EMS copiers
Pro
1st Jason Lynn
2nd Nikki Coates
3rd Richie Ryan

Cup
1st Damien Mulleady
2nd Dean O’Grady
3rd Darragh Trappe

Supertwins and Production Twins Race 2
Supertwins
1st Joseph Loughlin
2nd Dave Butler
3rd Ryan Maher

Production Twins
1st Jamie O’Keeffe
2nd Mark McConville
3rd Alan Rigney
Superbikes Race 2 sponsored by Doyle Carpentry
Pro
1st Gerard Kinghan
2nd Declan Hoey
3rd Nikki Coates

Cup
1st Seanie Smith
2nd John Hannon
3rd Wayne Sheehan







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