William Dunlop wins on racing return

William Dunlop has won on his return to racing following his crash in the Senior TT last month. The Ballymoney rider, who broke a bone in his leg, was back riding for Tyco Suzuki at the Skerries road races this weekend. He won the Supersport race beating Derek McGee by six seconds, with Jamie Hamilton in third.

Hamilton continued his winning form from the Bush road races last weekend, winning the Open race by around a second and a half from Derek Sheils and Michael Sweeney, and the Supertwins race by over 13 seconds. In the Supertwins he beat Connor Behan and Michal ‘Indi’ Dokoupil. As well as his two wins, Hamilton also finished on the podium on the Supersport race. It wasn’t all positive for the Wilson Craig rider, however, as he came off his bike on the final lap of the Grand Final while leading. Initial reports suggest that he has injured his shoulder. After the race was red flagged, Manxman Dan Kneen was declared the winner, adding another victory to his impressive season so far. Sweeney and Sheils made up the other two podium places, with Davy Morgan in fourth. Derek Costello won the Junior Support race ahead of Sean Connolly and Noel Bertram while Seamus Elliott won in the 250cc class. He beat John Ella and Neil Kernoghan. Senior Support saw Neil Lyons, Noel Carroll, and Steven Proctor take to the podium. Seamus Elliott was victorious in the 125cc race on his Moto 450, beating Nigel Moore and Sam Dunlop. William Cowden got a podium for being third in the 125cc class.

Elsewhere in the Classics races there were wins for Robert McCrum and Moore. McCrum beat Ed Manly and Gary Jamison in the 500cc-1000cc Classics while Moore finished ahead of Barry Davidson and Richard Lambourne in the 250-350 Classics.

Next up on the road race racing calendar is a return to the Isle of Man for the Southern 100 this coming week.


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