Double win for Kneen at Kells

Kneen on his way to a double at Kells
Kneen on his way to a double at Kells Picture: Derek Wilson

After a break of three years from the Irish racing calendar due to a mixture of financial problems and bad weather, the Kells Road Races returned to the schedule this weekend.

In perfect conditions Dan Kneen in his debut year in the Irish Championship continued his winning form, taking a double victory in the Open Race and Grand Final on his Cookstown/BE Racing Suzuki. The Open Race being a close race long battle between Kneen and Derek McGee, but McGee lost it in the final corner and crashed out uninjured handing second place to Michael Sweeney and Jamie Hamilton third this was to be the finishing order in

both outings.

Hamilton also had a second place in the Supersport 600 race in which Derek McGee was the winner. Conor Behan won the Supertwin race ahead of McGee and Hamilton. Michael Sweeney took the flag in the 250 race ahead of Seamus Elliot and Tommy Hendry. Sam Dunlop won the 125 race.

For a full Kells report, see the next issue of Bikesport News, on sale July 3

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