O’Carroll fastest newcomer in two classes and four races at Southern 100 on Isle of Man – next up Faugheen in Tipperary.
Anthony O Carroll’s summer tour of Road Racing Circuits continues this weekend with the Faugheen event in Tipperary.
This weekend will mark his fifth meeting in the last three weeks having contested the Mondello Masters, Skerries, Walderstown and The Southern 100 on the Isle of Man since June 25
It will continue next weekend and month with another trip to Mondello, The Armoy Road Races and the Munster 100 in Glanmire in Cork.
His trip to the Isle of Man is the event everyone is talking about.
The Ballyduff man entered two classes in the Southern 100 which took place between Monday and Thursday week.
He was the fastest newcomer in both the Supersport 600 and SuperTwins class on two different Kawasaki bikes. He raced in two different races in each class and in the four races entered he achieved fastest newcomer.
As a bonus he was invited to enter a fifth race – a third one on the 600 – but a mechanical issue hampered his run.
“I qualified for an extra challenge race, a fifth race in one week, but the bike started overheating in that one and I had to ease off to finish,” he said.
“So nearly a clean sweep of fastest newcomer but just missed out due to the bike.”
O’Carroll left the Isle of Man on Thursday night, and travelled to Dublin via Heysham and Holyhead, and will be on the start line of the Faugheen Races this weekend,
It is all part of bigger plan to do more road races on the Isle of Man. Next year he hopes to enter the Manx Grand Prix which is run over the famous 37-mile TT course but later in the year (usually August).
Ardfert’s Stephen Walsh (race number 36) is also contesting the Tipperary event on his Classic Honda 350 K4. He finished 11th in class last Sunday in Walderstown and 10th the previous weekend in The Skerries.
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