O’Grady set for Sunflower Trophy Races return

Tralee motorcycle racer Emmet O’Grady will contest this weekend’s Sunflower Trophy races at Bishopscourt Racing Circuit in County Down, the biggest single meeting trophy event in the country.

O’Grady who made a return to the sport last season after a long lay as a result of a work-place accident, will contest his first Sunflower Trophy since 2012.

Last year’s Mondello Dunlop Masters Supersport 600 champion has the use of a TAG Racing Honda Fireblade this weekend.

It is the same bike he used to finish fifth in this season’s Masters’ championship at the County Kildare track.   

Prior his accident, O’Grady was twice Irish 400 short circuit champion.

This will mark his third visit to the Sunflower Trophy races, where his best result was eighth in 2011.

“The Sunflower event has always been the pinnacle of Irish short circuit racing,” he said, “My fondest memory was racing in the Supersport race finishing behind Declan Swanton and Jeremy McWilliams in 2011.

Cork rider Swanton and Belfast’s McWilliams both enjoyed World Super Bike Championship success during their careers.

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