Several Kerry riders in with championship chance at this weekend’s Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship showdown


Emmet O’Grady finds himself in a unique position ahead of this weekend’s Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship title showdown.
The Tralee could win two different national championships at the final round in Mondello Park on Saturday and Sunday.


He still has a mathematical chance of claiming the main Superbike clash but this would depend on a lot going his way over the weekend.
Four riders, Thomas O’Grady, Derek Shiels, Alan Connolly and O’Grady all head to Kildare with a chance of winning the main championship. All four have won races this season.
The odds may be stacked against the TAG VTL Honda-mounted Kerryman
“O’Grady would need all of the top three to have disastrous weekends in order to lift the title, but anything could still happen,” said championship promoter Fergus Brennan.
Nevertheless, O’Grady is in with a huge chance of winning the Supersport title
Three riders can still be the champion, but more than likely the title will go to either the AKR Thomas Bourne Racing Honda of former British Superbike race winner, Fermanagh’s Josh Elliott or O’Grady on the Harris Group Yamaha R6. Waiting in the wings in case the top two slip up is 19-year-old Antrim racer, Jonny Campbell, with his Magic Bullet Yamaha.
In the Supersport ‘Cup’ class. Ballyduff’s Jack O’Grady leads the way by twelve points, from Ajay Carey, with Wicklow’s Dean Lacey also in the mix.
In the Supertwins class, Thomas O’Grady currently has his NWR Aprilia 23 points clear of Tralee’s Darragh Crean with his similar Nedar Heat-backed bike.
Crean has yet to beat the Dubliner in a straight fight this season and has, in fact, finished second to his rival on seven occasions this year.


 

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