Adelaide Masters Series battles resume at Mondello Park
Battle will resume in Ireland’s biggest Motorcycle Racing Championship, The Adelaide Masters Series, at Mondello Park on Saturday and Sunday July 18th and 19th as Ireland’s Short Circuit Motorcycle Racing Stars continue their fight to see who will be crowned as Masters champions for 2015.
The organisers are hoping to attract an even bigger field than normal with a reduced entry fee for the next event.
The series, which is backed by Irish motorcycle insurance specialists Adelaide Motorbike Insurance, continues to be the best proving ground for young Irish Motorcycle Racing talent particularly in the Supersport class where the Masters is having its most competitive season yet.
Robert English leads the way in Supersport after six rounds.
The young Ulsterman has a healthy points margin which does not reflect just how close the series has been as eight different riders have made the podium so far this season, with three different race winners. English has won four races but has had to work very hard for those wins with at least half a dozen riders in contention in every race. One slip up can severely damage your chances as current runner-up Conor Parkhill found out at Mondello Park in May, with a non-finish which has contributed greatly to English’s lead.
The Superbike class has been less competitive at the head of the field this season but there have been some fantastic battles for the lower places. Derek Sheils has dominated, with the on-form Dubliner taking all six wins so far with relative ease. Engine problems at June’s event hurt his closest rival Brian McCormack’s challenge, but with a new engine now installed in his Honda the Waterford man is ready to try and break Sheils domination. Behind Sheils, Gerard Kinghan and Ryan Rainey, back after a long absence, have been the ones to take up the challenge and look most likely to join McCormack in challenging the championship leader’s domination.
Despite entries for the Masters remaining strong the series promoters Mondello Park have taken the decision to reduce entry fees for the next event as a one off offer. Traditionally the mid-summer events have proved harder to get entries for so Mondello Park is hoping that the reduction will encourage some extra riders to come and take advantage of the superior track time offered at Adelaide Masters Series.