Dominant Alastair Seeley wins Neil and Donny Robinson Memorial Trophies


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The Carrickfergus man extended his lead in the Ulster Superbike Championship in the Superbike and Supersport categories after dominating the second round of the Co Down circuit this weekend.

Seeley also won the Neil and Donny Robinson trophies for the first time after winning the final Superbike and Supersport races on Sunday on the IFS Yamaha R1 and Life Pass Yamaha R6 machines respectively.

“It was a great weekend hosted by the Mid Antrim 150 Club for the Neil and Donny Robinson Memorial races,” said Seeley.

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Carrickfergus man Alastair Seeley with the Neil and Donny Robinson memorial trophies at Bishopscourt in Co Down on Sunday.  Photo: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker Press.
Carrickfergus man Alastair Seeley with the Neil and Donny Robinson memorial trophies at Bishopscourt in Co Down on Sunday. Photo: Stephen Davison / Pacemaker Press.

“Six out of six wins in total and there is no better place than to bask in the sun in Bishopscourt.

“Thank you, as always, to my team, family, friends and fans for their support and to all of my personal sponsors.”

Seeley won the first Superbike race of the weekend on Saturday, almost three seconds ahead of Ali Kirk in the BMW AKR / McCurry Motorsport, who edged Jason Lynn in third in the Suzuki J McC Roofing. Derek McGee and fellow road racer Mike Browne completed the top six.

A scorching Supersport race matched the sunny weather at Bishopscourt on Saturday as Seeley, McAdoo Racing’s Adam McLean and Michael Dunlop battled for victory on the 1.8-mile course.

Alastair Seeley on his way to another Superbike victory over the IFS Yamaha R1 at Bishopscourt.

After 10 fast and furious laps, Seeley took victory just 0.149s behind McLean, with 19-time Isle of Man TT winner Dunlop in the wheels of his Yamaha as the trio were covered within four. tenths. -of-a-second.

On Sunday Seeley was on his own as he claimed the second of his Superbike victories 7.9 seconds behind Lynn, with Aaron Armstrong in third. Saturday’s runner-up Kirk did a DNF and was excluded from the final race on his BMW.

Seeley clocked a hat-trick in Superbike securing another victory in race three to win the Neil Robinson Trophy, coming home 13.4 seconds ahead of the impressive Jonny Campbell after Lynn scored a DNF, while as Sweeney completed the podium in third MJR BMW.

In the Supersport category, Seeley beat Dunlop by 3.7 and 8.3 respectively in Sunday’s races, adding the Donny Robinson Trophy to his silverware after his triumph in the third race.

Tobermore McLean’s man, who did not race on the McAdoo machines on Sunday, won Saturday’s first Supertwin race against Skerries man Sweeney, who achieved the double in Sunday’s races.

Mike Browne of Cork won two of the three Moto3 races as he made his Joey’s Bar Honda debut ahead of the Armoy Road Races in under two weeks.

Young cannon Cameron Dawson impressed again with a hat-trick in the Supersport 300 races and also claimed fourth and fifth places in the Supersport races on Sunday.

Ballymoney’s Darryl Tweed won all three Lightweight Supersport races, which ran concurrently with the Moto3 class.

The third round of the Ulster Superbike Championship will take place in Bishopscourt on August 7 with the Temple Club’s 100th anniversary reunion.

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