O’Carroll set Kells Road Races debut this weekend

Ballyduff motorcycle racer Anthony O’Carroll will begin a busy six-week programme of events this weekend.  

This season he is dividing his time between the Irish Road Race Championship and the Dunlop Masters Irish Superbike Championship.  

With the big road race events of the season, The Isle of Man TT and the Northwest 200 now finished for the year the Irish road racing championship gets underway this weekend.  

The Kells Road Race meeting will be the first closed road motorcycle event in the Republic of Ireland since the Munster 100 in August 2019.  The Glanmire-based event was the final round of the Irish championship that year and events have not run since as a result of the pandemic. 

O’Carroll has entered three different classes in this weekend’s County Meath event.  

He will race his Kawasaki ZX6 in the Senior Support race and has entered his Kawasaki ER6 into the Junior Support and Production Twin races.  

He faces three qualifying sessions and three races across Saturday and Sunday this weekend. 

“I have been to Kells before, as a spectator, but I have not raced there,” he said. “From what I have seen it is very relaxed, it does not start until late each day and there is no real panic about the paddock.”  

The following weekend he is back in Mondello Park for the third round of the Dunlop Master Irish Superbike Championship before a hectic month of July on the roads and short circuits.  

The Ballyduff man has also placed entries for the Skerries (Dublin), Walderstown (Athlone) and Faugheen (Tipperary) road races that take place over three weekends in the month of July. The July meeting of the Dunlop Masters will run the weekend after Faugheen.  

O’Carroll has attracted additional support from Kingdom Motorcycles in Listowel for the remainder of the season 

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