Sheils is the polesetter for 2020 KDM Hire Cookstown 100

Sheils is the pole setter for 2020 KDM Hire Cookstown 100 Dubliner Derek Sheils was the pacesetter for tomorrows KDM Hire Cookstown 100 Superbike races, Onboard his new BMW, Sheils was over two seconds quicker than Navan rider Thomas Maxwell, with Michael Sweeney in the third spot. Making a welcome return to the roads following his crash at Tandragee back in 2019, Adam McLean was 4th quickest. Later in the day, the superbikes were given a free practice, and it was Paul Jordan who was quickest, along with Michael Sweeney, they both lapped quicker than Sheils did earlier in the day. Following heavy rain this morning, The roads soon dried up, and following a slight delay, we had bikes on the track, a sight no one thought would have ever happened this year. McLean was to the fore in the Supersport 600 class, ahead of Paul Jordan Michael Sweeney and Darryl Tweed. Tobermore rider McLean also topped the Supertwins leaderboard ahead of his new teammate for the weekend, Darryl Tweed, who was only 0.03 seconds adrift, Sweeney was 3rd quickest, albeit 3 seconds behind Vinny Brennan is on pole for the senior support class ahead of Paul Swords and Liam Trainor. Bringing his 125 Honda out of retirement, the former British championship contender, Paul Jordan topped the Moto 3 class from Nigel Moore with Graham Kennedy having his first outing on a 125 in third spot. Neil Kernohan just pipped Darryl tweed for pole in the Lightweight class, with Davy Morgan in third place. In the Junior Support class, it is Michael Gillan who starts from pole tomorrow, better known for his classic racing exponents, Mark Johnston inherited second place on the grid ahead of Anthony Lillis and John O Donovan John Leigh Pemberton heads the 350 classics from Barry Davison, with the positions swopped around for the 500 class, Richard Ford heads the 1000 class, with newcomer Ryan Whitehall on pole for the 250 class. To Day witnessed a completely different approach to the sport of road racing, the hard work put in by the Cookstown & District Motor Cycle Club has to be congratulated. With Social Distancing being in the spotlight, it was great to see everyone adhering to the protocols laid down by the organizers.It is amazing what a little Common Sence can do! Spectators are reminded to be in place by 9.30 am tomorrow morning,There is a Twelve race programme, and already, everyone is buzzing again, with the roar of motorcycles around the roads for the 2020 KDM Hire Cookstown 100. Dont Forget, Bring both your Wristband and programme.


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