Tuesday, May 2

Irwin takes a memorable win in Snetterton Thundersport round

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Caolán Irwin had a sensational result at the Snetterton 200 meeting on the Oasis bar Yamaha R6 this weekend in the Thundersport GB championship.



Having a bike slightly down on top speed compared to the field of over 35 Supersport riders wasn’t enough to deter the Donegal native as he promptly stuck his machine firmly in the middle of the 3rd row, qualifying a magnificent 8th on the grid.

However, the best was still to come as Caolán bolted in Race 6 cutting through the field as the lights went out. By the end of lap 1Irwin was in a remarkable 2nd position. The following 6 laps remained unchanged until the last lap when Irwin spotted a gap and made a move that stuck, staying on top to take the win!

Race 7 was a 14 lap affair where again Caolán got off the line well and into 3rd place by the end of lap 1. A battle ensued over the course of the next 10\11 laps where places in 3rd, 4th 5th were constantly swapped. However, a last lap manoeuvre again saw Irwin jump from 5th to 3rd where he finished, topping off an already memorable weekend.

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Words: Andy Quinn
Image: Andy Quinn

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