Michael Dunlop was the victorious rider in the feature race at last weekend’s Armoy Road Races.
Dunlop beat Guy Martin in the Race of Legends Grand Final, crossing the line over two seconds clear of the Tyco BMW rider. Dean Harrison rounded off a successful weekend with third place ahead of William Dunlop, Derek McGee, Seamus Elliott, – making his Wilson Craig debut – Andy Lawson, John Walsh, Davy Morgan and Thomas Maxwell.
Earlier in the day Martin had led home a Tyco BMW 1-2 in the first Superbike race, finishing ahead of team-mate William Dunlop, with Derek Sheils in third. Michael Dunlop was fourth ahead of Harrison, Ryan Farquhar and Lawson, who was the leader from the second group. Morgan was eighth ahead of Walsh and Maxwell. Martin also set the fastest lap of the race on his way to the victory.
Racing had commenced on Friday evening with William Dunlop winning the Supersport race by nearly 3.5 seconds from Martin. Dunlop was on his CD Racing Yamaha while Martin was racing a Tyco Suzuki. Harrison finished third ahead of a returning Keith Amor. McGee finished in fifth place with Sheils in sixth and Elliott seventh. Lawson and James Cowton came from the second group to finish eighth and ninth respectively, in front of lead group rider Billy Redmayne. The second Supersport race was run on Saturday and was once again won by Dunlop, again ahead of Martin and Harrison. The latter two on the podium were separated by just 0.034s as they crossed the line. The rest of the top ten was completed by McGee, Sheils, Elliott, Lawson, Redmayne, Connor Behan, and Christian Elkin.
Farquhar beat McGee to victory in the Supertwins race on Saturday with Behan crossing the line in third. Cowton finished ahead of Elkin, Paul Jordan, Lawson, Michal Dokoupil, Andy Farrell, and Darren James. Martin had been due to race in the Supertwins class, riding Jamie Hamilton’s BE Racing bike but he encountered problems on Friday.
Elsewhere Jordan took victory in the Moto 3/125cc race beating Sam Wilson and Nigel Moore. Adam McLean, Sam Dunlop, James Kelly, Neil Kernohan, Sean Leonard, Derek Clark, and Craig Gibson were the other top ten finishers. Wilson won the 250cc race ahead of Michael Dunlop and Paul Robinson. Dunlop was standing in for Michael Sweeney on the BE Racing bike. Stephen Davison won the Non-Qualifiers race.
Junior Support was won by McLean who beat Brian Coomey and Timothy Elwood, while Kevin Fitzpatrick beat Ryan Maher and Dean Campbell in Senior Support. Barry Davidson added another win in the 250cc/350cc Classic class to his tally, beating Mark Johnson and George Stinson. The 500cc/1000cc Classic race was won by Richard Ford who finished ahead of Freddie Stewart and Billy Lyle.
There was a lengthy delay following a red flag in the 400cc race, which was won by Dokoupil. Local rider Ian Simpson was airlifted to hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition. The race was red flagged following five racing laps and the results were declared from the end of the fourth lap which was Elliott in second and David Howard finishing third.
Attention now turns to the Ulster Grand Prix with bike week kicking off on Monday.