Kerry riders prepare up North last weekend as the 2022 season gets underway this weekend at Mondello

The Dunlop Masters Irish Superbike Championship gets off the ground this weekend. 

There will be over 15 Kerry riders competing over the three-race meeting at Mondello Park. 

Three of them made sure they had the best preparation possible by contesting the second round of the Ulster Superbike Championship at Bishopscourt on Easter Saturday.  

Darragh Crean made his race debut on his new for 2022 Aprilia. The outgoing Production Twins champion will race in the Super Twins class this season.  

“I managed a fifth and seventh place,” he said, “Plenty of room to improve.”  

Emmet O Grady got the first competitive taste of his TAG Racing Honda Fireblade in 2022 but left the County Down track with mixed results. He failed to finish race one but was fifth in his second outing.  

Anthony O’Carroll has a busy weekend. As well as taking fourth place in his Supersport race on his Kawasaki.  

The Ballyduff racer was also expected to contest the third round of the Ulster Superbike Championship at Kirkistown on Bank Holiday Monday. He used Easter Sunday to his advantage and drove slow-speed sighting laps on the Tandragee Road Racing Circuit in County Armagh.  

There will be a few changes to the local line-up at Mondello Park on Sunday. Andrew Murphy, who finished second in the Supersport championship last year will race in the Moto 400 category this season.  

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