Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport - By Stephen Dav­i­son MCN ROADS EX­PERT

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

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