The following weekend we moved south for the Skerries 100 which, sadly, will be remembered for the tragic loss of William Dunlop in Saturday afternoon’s practice. To say that this cast a long shadow over proceedings would be an understatement as organisers, riders and spectators alike struggled to come to terms with the events. In consultation with the Dunlop family, it was decided that the races would go ahead, the event was declared non-championship with all riders agreeing that all prize money would be donated to the Dunlop family. William, an absolute gentleman as well as a superb champion will be in our thoughts and prayers for a very long time. Our deepest condolences go to his partner Janine, their daughter Ella and the wider Dunlop family. Results: The Junior Classic race was won by Barry Davidson with Ed Manly and Sean Leonard completing the podium. Brian Mateer won the 250cc from Northumberland regular Phillip Shaw. The Senior race saw Davidson get a superb start but G50-mounted Ed Manly quickly reeled him in and passed him. Weslake 850-mounted Robert Mccrum was further back and seemed to take a good lap and a bit to get up to speed, but when he did he powered past everyone, set the fastest lap at 90.949mph and went on to take the win.
Andy Kildea at Skerries.
Robert Mccrum on his way to victory at Skerries.
Sean Leonard getting prepared for heading out on the 350.