Classic Racer - - FIERCE -

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.

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