Irish Championship report -Tinker Hill
It started out with perfectly dry and even dusty conditions on a well prepared track at Tinker Hill for the second round of the Irish championship. But by the afternoon the riders were fighting the rain and the mud in the second and third motos as constant drizzle made things made the track very slick.
James Mackrel took the MX2 overall win at Tinker hill after winning race one despite a crash while leading. Mackrel took the holeshot but went down a few laps in leaving Jordon Keough in the lead fending off Glenn McCormick, but McCormick then crashed to dent his hopes of victory as Mackrel passed Keogh to take an impressive win.
The rains came for races two and three but Mackrel was undeterred taking another win in race two with McCormick getting a win in race three, but it wasn’t enough to take the overall from Mackrel who is looking good on the KTM.
Jason Meara battled a shoulder injury to finish fourth with young Dylan Stynes showing good speed on the TM for fifth.
1. James Mackrel
2. Glenn McCormick
3. Jordon Keough
4. Jason Meara
5. Dylan Stynes
Richard Bird was on fire at Tinker Hill and won all three MX1 races. The KTM man came from fifth to chase down holeshot man Stuart Edmonds and eventually made the pass on the TM mounted Edmonds with two laps to go! Edmonds had thrown his goggles and couldn’t fight back leaving Bird to take a brilliant victory.
Bird was also unbeatable in the rain winning the next two races to take the overall victory with Edmonds second overall going 2-2-3.
Jim O’Neill has been impressive so far this season and took third overall with three strong rides including a second in the final moto.
Sean Devlin, on the bigger bike this season, was fourth overall with Craig Browne having a good day for fifth overall.
1. Richard Bird
2. Stuart Edmonds
3. Jim O’Neill
4. Sean Devlin
5. Craig Browne