Cookstown 100 set to launch 2015 Irish Road Racing season

Following the first road race of the year in Scarborough the action continues in Cookstown this weekend.

The likes of Michael and William Dunlop, Jamie Hamilton, and Dean Harrison will be in action along with Guy Martin, Derek McGee and Derek Sheils. Martin took overall Spring Cup victory in Scarborough, beating Ivan Lintin and Harrison. Hamilton and Sheils were both victorious over the Easter weekend as the Irish Short Circuit Championship kicked off at Bishopscourt and Kirkistown. Other riders who will be in attendance include Sandor Bitter, Davy Morgan, Maria Costello, James Cowton and Connor Behan.

It will be M Dunlop’s first road racing appearance on the Yamaha R1. Likewise, W Dunlop will be getting his first taste of Tyco’s BMWs on the roads. He will no doubt be hoping to claim victory having been cruelly robbed of the win in the Cookstown 100 feature race last year on corrected time. He was beaten by Dan Kneen, while M Dunlop and Sheils also took wins. While many riders have been in action in various places throughout the month it will be their first time racing on the Irish roads in 2015. As well as there being plenty of riders on new machinery there will also be established riders on proven packages. Hamilton has made the switch to B.E. Racing while McGee fills his vacant bikes at Wilson Craig Racing.

The KDM Cookstown 100 will take place over two days. Roads will close from 12 noon on Friday 24th April and reopen at 9.30pm. On Saturday roads will close at 10am and are due to reopen at 7.30pm.

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