SHEILS DOMINATES IN IRISH TITLE RACE
Derek Sheils maintained his superb 2017 form at Faugheen road races in Co Tipperary on Sunday, with victories in the Open and Grand Final races.
The Dubliner dominated both superbike events on the Burrows Suzuki, leading from start to finish and setting a new outright lap record for the 2.2-mile circuit in the feature race.
“If you don’t lead into the first corner here it can be really hard to pass so I concentrated on getting a good start and all went according to plan after that,” the Dubliner smiled.
Sheils has lost just one National superbike race this season but his Irish championship lead over arch rival Derek Mcgee is just three points and he is set to miss the next round at Armoy to attend a wedding.
Mcgee was the nearly-man at Faugheen, finishing second four times in both big bike events plus the Supertwins and 125cc races.
Paul Jordan enjoyed his first win on an ex-tarran Mckenzie Mcamms Yamaha, taking victory on the IMRliveried R6 in the Supersport race. Another promising youngster, Jo Loughlin, won the Supertwins race on his G2 Tech Kawasaki for the second meeting in a row, beating established stars Mcgee, Sheils and Michael Sweeney.
‘If you don’t lead into the first corner it can be really hard to pass at all’ DEREK SHEILS
Sheils leads Derek Mcgee and Michael Sweeney in the