Adelaide Masters 23rd & 24th May
Don’t miss Adelaide Masters Series this week-end
|Ireland’s short circuit Motorcycle Racing stars are looking forward to the return of the Adelaide Masters Series following a long sabbatical since the first three rounds were contested at Mondello Park in early April. The next event for the series, sponsored by Adelaide Motorbike Insurance, will hit the Mondello Park National Track on Saturday and Sunday May 23rd and 24th, Naas, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
The new season got off to a difficult start with horrendous weather threatening to halt proceedings completely on Sunday morning. With morning warm-up sessions amalgamated and shortened, and some tinkering with the timetable, the organising team did an amazing job to ensure all of the races were completed, ironically in glorious sunshine by the end of the day.
Through all of the hold-ups and uncertainty there were two riders who remained at the top of their game to take home hat-tricks, Derek Sheils in Superbike and Robert English in Supersport. The manner of their wins were very different however.
Sheils victories all came with dominant front running performances, as he was only headed for a handful of laps across the three races. Brian McCormack and Gerard Kinghan were his closest challengers with Peter Moloney the only other rider to make the podium. Edward Comerford was just as dominant as Sheils in the concurrent Superbike ‘Cup’ race taking all three victories.
Supersport championship leader Robert English showed flashes of what he is capable of last season and this year backed that up with three wins against a very competitive field. Five different riders made the podium over the three races with English having to battle through to the lead on each occasion. The Supersport Cup was just as competitive as the main race and here it was Paul Gaffney and Gary O’Brien who shared the victories, with O’Brien taking two to Gaffney’s one.
For event two of the Adelaide Masters the rules regarding the number of tyres which can be used by each rider will change. Following requests from the competitors themselves riders will now only be allowed to use three tyres, rather than the four previously allowed, which should make being competitive in the Adelaide Masters even more affordable.
Round 4 of the 2015 Series will run on Saturday 23rd ahead of the televised Rounds 5 and 6 on Sunday 24th. Both of the Superbike races and both Supersport races will be shown live on www.mondello.tv, with all of the support classes being broadcast once.
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